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By  |  March 15, 2006

Length of major US military actions since World War I 

3073 days | Vietnam | August 1964 (Gulf of Tonkin Resolution) to January 1973  

1345 days | World War II | December 8, 1941 (Congress approves entry into war), to August 14, 1945 (last US air raid in Japan; Truman announces Japan’s unconditional surrender)

1126 days | Korea | June 27, 1950 (Truman’s order to US troops to come to the aid of South Korea, without a declaration by Congress), to July 27, 1953 (armistice)

1095 days and counting | “Operation Iraqi Freedom” | March 19, 2003, to ????

585 days | World War I | April 6, 1917 (Congress votes to declare war), to November 11, 1918

42 days | “Operation Desert Storm” | January 17, 1991 (air campaign began), to February 27, 1991 (cease-fire declared)

52 days | Grenada | October 25, 1983 (troops arrive), to mid December 1983

15 days | Panama | December 20, 1989 (invasion began), to January 3, 1990 (surrender) 

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