World Crisis Database

  • Type: Military
  • Location: United States of America
  • Phone: 703-571-3343
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US Armed Forces



Organization Summary

The US Armed Forces date back to even before the Declaration of Independence. An army, navy and marine corps had been created at the time to defend against Great Britain. The founding fathers were actually quite doubtful of having a large military presence in the US and the armed forces have historically been small. This changed from the onset of WWII.

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