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[IWS] CRS: U.S. PERIODS OF WAR AND DATES OF CURRENT CONFLICTS (Veterans' pension or disability benefits) [28 December 2012]

IWS Documented News Service

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

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Congressional Research Service (CRS)

 

U.S. Periods of War and Dates of Current Conflicts

Barbara Salazar Torreon, Information Research Specialist

December 28, 2012

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RS21405.pdf

[Full-text, 11 pages]

 

Summary

Many wars or conflicts in U.S. history have federally designated “periods of war,” dates marking

their beginning and ending. These dates are important for qualification for certain veterans’

pension or disability benefits. Confusion can occur because beginning and ending dates for

“periods of war” in many nonofficial sources are often different from those given in treaties and

other official sources of information, and armistice dates can be confused with termination dates.

This report lists the beginning and ending dates for “periods of war” found in Title 38 of the Code

of Federal Regulations, dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It also lists and

differentiates other beginning dates given in declarations of war, as well as termination of

hostilities dates and armistice and ending dates given in proclamations, laws, or treaties. The

dates for the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are included along with the official end date for

Operation New Dawn on December 15, 2011. This report will be updated when events warrant.

For additional information, see CRS Report RL31133, Declarations of War and Authorizations

for the Use of Military Force: Historical Background and Legal Implications, by Jennifer K.

Elsea and Richard F. Grimmett, and CRS Report R42738, Instances of Use of United States

Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2012, by Barbara Salazar Torreon.

 

Contents

War Dates ......................................................................................................................................... 1

Indian Wars ...................................................................................................................................... 1

Spanish-American War .................................................................................................................... 1

Mexican Border Period .................................................................................................................... 2

World War I ...................................................................................................................................... 2

World War I Against Germany .................................................................................................. 2

World War I Against Austria-Hungary ...................................................................................... 2

World War II .................................................................................................................................... 2

World War II with Germany ...................................................................................................... 3

World War II with Japan ............................................................................................................ 3

World War II with Italy .............................................................................................................. 4

World War II with Bulgaria ....................................................................................................... 4

World War II with Hungary ....................................................................................................... 4

World War II with Romania ....................................................................................................... 4

Korean Conflict ............................................................................................................................... 4

Vietnam Era ..................................................................................................................................... 5

Tonkin Gulf Resolution ............................................................................................................. 5

Conflicts in Lebanon 1982-1983 and Grenada 1983 ....................................................................... 5

Persian Gulf War .............................................................................................................................. 5

Current Conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq ....................................................................................... 6

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) ......................................................................................... 6

Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) ................................................................................................. 7

Operation New Dawn (OND) .................................................................................................... 7

 

Contacts

Author Contact Information............................................................................................................. 8

 

 

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