This is a list of missions, operations, and projects. Missions in support of other missions are not listed independently.
World War I [edit ] See also List of military engagements of World War I World War II [edit ] See List of World War II military operations Cold War Era [edit ] Asia [edit ] Europe [edit ] Berlin Airlift of 1948: Vittles — US part of the Berlin Airlift Planefare — British part of the Berlin Airlift. (?) — Stockpiles of weapons in Switzerland, Austria and other countries for resistance to Soviet occupiers. Gladio (1954) Gold — covert American tunnel under the Berlin Wall (1964) Neptune — Soviet-led counterintelligence operation. Reforger — Annual American exercise to "return forces to Germany". (1946) Retail — British clearance of naval mines laid in Albanian waters. (1949) Silver — covert British communications tap in Austria Danube (1968) — Warsaw Pact invasion to halt Czechoslovakia's "Prague Spring" reforms (1969–2007) Banner Deployment of British troops to Northern Ireland to prevent sectarian killings and support the police during the 1969-1997 armed campaign of the Provisional IRA. Operation Banner resulted in over 700 British Armed Forces deaths and 303 police deaths at the hands of militant Irish Republicans. South America [edit ] (1964) Brother Sam — A US government contingency plan to support the military coup that overthrew the Brazilian constitutional president João Goulart, if the coup had faced armed resistance The track down operation (1967) — that capture and executed Che Guevara (1970's) — Condor — A campaign run by then South American Military Dictatorships' intelligence services with United States' support, which goal was extrajudicial and secretly, find, capture and eliminate political dissidents who, had succeeded to escape political repression in their homelands but could be found in any of these other countries. Central America and the Caribbean [edit ] (1950s) Fortune — 1951 CIA plan for a coup in Guatemala. Executed as . Success (1954) Success — 1954 CIA coup in Guatemala. (1960s) Northwoods — plan to incite war between the United States and Cuba. (1960s) — transfer of Cubans to the US Peter Pan (1961) Operation Pluto — plan to invade Cuba and overthrow its government using an CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles. Mongoose (1962) — plan for information gathering, sabotage, civil insurrection and overthrow of the Cuban government. (1962) Phibriglex — US plan and mock invasion by its armed forces of a Caribbean island. The exercise took place on Vieques and the purpose of the mock invasion was to overthrow a fictitious leader called "Ortsac", whose name was, in fact, Castro spelled backwards. It occurred in August, shortly before the Cuban Missile Crisis. It is also known by the names Operation Ortsac, Operation Swift Strike II and Exercise Phibriglex-62. Anadyr — Cuban-Soviet plan to base nuclear weapons in Cuba; the cause of the Cuban Missile Crisis — Soviet plan to forward-base seven Soviet ballistic missile submarines in Mariel, Cuba (part of Kama Anadyr) (1965) Power Pack — US deployment with OEA military support in the Dominican Republic (1972) Waverider — (1976) Cubana Flight 455 — a Cuban civilian flight from Barbados to Jamaica that was brought down by a terrorist attack did by CIA anti-Castro Cuban exiles and members of the Venezuelan secret police. (1983) Urgent Fury — US invasion of Grenada (1980s) Contras covert operation — The illegal arrangements of Ronald Reagan's administration to keep the financial, military, logistic and supply support for the Contras (1988) Golden Pheasant — US deployment in Honduras (1989) Just Cause — US invasion of Panama Southern Africa [edit ] Hurricane (1972–1980) / — Operations by Rhodesian security forces against ZIPRA and ZANU guerillas in Mashonaland. (1974) Overload — Rhodesian security forces operation to establish protected villages. (1975–76) Savannah — South African intervention in Angola in support of the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA). (1977) Carlota — Cuban Deployment to counter South African attacks to Angola. (1977) Dingo — Rhodesian attack on camps in Mozambique. Tangent (1977–1980) / — Operations by Rhodesian security forces against insurgents in Matabeleland. Favour (1978–1980) / — Training of former insurgents to serve as security force auxiliaries in Zimbabwe-Rhodesia. (1978) Reindeer — South African airborne attack on South West Africa People's Organization ( SWAPO) base at Cassinga, Angola. (1979) Rekstok — South African attack on SWAPO bases in Angola. (1979) Safraan — South African attack on SWAPO bases in Zambia. (1980) Klipklop — South African disruption of SWAPO logistics in Angola. (1980) Sceptic — South African attack on SWAPO bases in Angola. (1981) Protea — South African attack on SWAPO bases near Ongiva and Xangongo, Angola. Carnation (1981) — South African skirmishes with SWAPO forces along the Angolan border. (1982) Meebos — South African destruction of SWAPO's "East Front" HQ at Mupa, Angola. (1983) Askari — South African attack on SWAPO and People's Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FAPLA) forces in Angola. Phoenix (1983) — South African response to mass SWAPO infiltration of South-West Africa Alpha Centauri (1986) — South African operation in support of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola ( UNITA) in Angola. Modular (1987) — South African operation to reverse the FAPLA advance on Mavinga and Jamba. Hooper (1988) — South African operation followup to Modular in pursuit of retreating FAPLA forces. Packer (1988) — South African operation to push FAPLA and Cuban forces north of the Cuito river following Hooper. Chad Civil War (1965–1993) [edit ] (1969–72) Bison (French intervention to counter FROLINAT insurgency) (1978–80) Tacaud (Operation to avoid FROLINAT rebels taking Chad's capital) (1983–84) Manta (Intervention in the Chad-Libyan conflict) (1986–) Épervier (ongoing mission, originated to counter Libyan expansion in Chad) Congo/Zaire [edit ] Falklands War (1982) [edit ] Rosario — Argentine joint operation Algeciras — Planned Argentine sabotage raid. Azul — Argentine invasion Corporate — British liberation Paraquet — British recapture of South Georgia. Black Buck — British long-range bombing raid Keyhole — British commando raid — British training exercise incorporating lessons from the Falklands War Purple Warrior Sutton — British amphibious landings Other [edit ] Vietnam (pre-Vietnam War) [edit ] Korean War [edit ] Vietnam War [edit ] Post–Cold War [edit ] Asia [edit ] Rwanda [edit ] (1994) Amaryllis — French codename for evacuation of civilians from Rwanda (2001) Amphibian — South African deployment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda of observers to verify implementation of the Pretoria Agreement. Clean Corridor (1994) — escort of Tutsi military forces to Kigali by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR). Green Beam (1990) — Belgian military evacuation of civilians in Rwanda Ippocampo (1994) — Italian codename for evacuation of Italian civilians from Rwanda Silver Back (1994) — Belgian military evacuation of civilians and withdrawal of Belgian armed forces in Rwanda Silver Back (1994) — International codename for civilian evacuation in Rwanda Tamar (1994) — Australian contribution to peacekeeping in Rwanda. (1994) Turquoise — French led intervention in Rwanda to protect displaced persons. Other Africa [edit ] East Timor [edit ] Croatian War of Independence 1991-1995 [edit ] (end Oct-Nov 1991) — Croatian actions against rebel Serbs and regular Serbian forces on area from Mount Bilogora to Mount Papuk (on west of Slavonia) Operation Otkos 10 (1991) — Follow-up offensive after Otkos 10. Operation Orkan 91 — Canada's contribution to the Harmony United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), which was created in February 1992 to ensure the protection and demilitarization of three UN Protected Areas in Croatia (July 1992) — Croatian military actions in occupied Dubrovnik hinterland, held by Serbomontenegrin regulars. Operation Tigar (September 1993) Croatian offensive against rebel Serbs with aim of relieving the city of Gospić from Serb shelling attacks. Medački džep ("Flash") (March 1995) — Croatian offensive against rebel Serbs, with aim of liberating occupied western Slavonia Bljesak ("Storm") (August 1995) — Croatian major offensive against most areas under control of rebel Serbs. Oluja War in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-1995 [edit ] (July 1992 - November 1992) — in support of UN resolutions Maritime Monitor 713 and 757, operation which subsequently became: (October 1992 -) — NAEW orbit over the Adriatic. On 31 October an additional NAEW orbit was commenced over Hungary Sky Monitor (April 1993 - December 1995) — to prevent the violation of the Bosnia-Herzegovina airspace, declared "No-Fly Zone" Deny Flight (1993) Neretva '93 — offensive of Bosnian Muslim forces against Bosnian Croats in northern and eastern Herzegovina ("Hooligan-bashing" in Danish) (April 1994) Bøllebank — UN-forces' use of tanks against Bosnian Serbian forces. (1994) Amanda — Danish UN-forces' second engagement against Bosnian Serb forces. (July 1995) Summer '95 — Croatian offensive in west Bosnia Sword '95 (1995) — Bosnian-Serb offensive against Bosnian-Moslem forces in west Bosnia Koridor '92 (1995) — One of the most successful Bosnian-Serb operations against Moslem and Croatian military forces (August - September 1995) — Deliberate Force NATO air campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1994) Tiger — offensive of pro-government Bosnian Muslim forces against forces of Fikret Abdić (September 1995) Maestral — Major Croatia offensive in western Bosnia Južni Potez (October 1995) — Croatia offensive in area around Mrkonjić Grad (1995) Sana — Bosnian offensive in northwest Bosnia Pauk (1995) — Bosnian-Serb and rebel Croatian Serb offensive in northwest Bosnia (1995) Una — Failed Croatian operation against Bosnian-Serb Army. Bosnian-Serb victory (December 1995) — Joint Endeavor NATO peace-keeping operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina which established IFOR (December 1996 - 1998) — Joint Guard NATO peace-keeping operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina which established SFOR (1998) — Joint Forge NATO peace-keeping operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina following Operation Joint Guard Kosovo War 1999 [edit ] (1999) — NATO's air campaign in Allied Force Yugoslavia Megaphone — Canada's return of equipment used in Kosovo Potkovica ("Horseshoe") (1999) — Yugoslav army offensive against the KLA Quadrant — Canada's mission in Kosovo Joint Guardian - which established KFOR Macedonia [edit ] Able Sentry (1993–94) — Berlin Brigade deployed as part of Multi-National United Nations Protection Forces (UNPROFOR) to the Republic of Macedonia to establish Camp Able Sentry and monitor sanctions imposed by NATO against Serbia/Kosovo. *This mission was later taken over by the (then) Germany-based, 3rd Infantry Div (Mech) (2001) — month-long NATO mission of disarming ethnic Albanians in Macedonia Essential Harvest Forage — Canadian contribution to NATO's Essential Harvest Kinetic — Canada's contribution to NATO's mission KFOR to secure Kosovo and Macedonia and to provide humanitarian needs to displaced persons Echo — Canada sending air forces to Aviano, Italy to enforce a no-fly zone over Balkan region (UNSFOR and UNKFOR) Mountain Storm — Macedonian special police operation against Albanian extremists (2007). Haiti [edit ] Persian Gulf War [edit ] (1990–91) Desert Shield — American buildup prior to Gulf War (1991) — Gulf War Desert Storm Ace Guard (1991) — The (NATO) Allied Command Europe Mobile Force for Turkey South Border Reinforcement (based at Diyarbakir AFB) Record (1991) — Canadian mission to secure Iraqi-Kuwaiti border Iraq (post-Gulf War) [edit ] (1991–96) Provide Comfort — security and humanitarian aid to Kurds in northern Iraq and No-Fly Zone North of 36°N over Iraq. Airone (1991) — Italian codename for Operation Provide Comfort. (1991–2003) Southern Watch — No-Fly Zone South of 33°N over Iraq. (1996) Desert Strike — retaliation attacks on Iraq. (1997–2003) Northern Watch — No-Fly Zone North of 36°N over Iraq (1998) Desert Fox — bombing campaign on Iraqi targets Desert Falcon (1991–2003) Patriot missile defense of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Israel from the Iraqi Scud missile threat. Georgia [edit ] Armenia (Nagorno-Karabakh War) [edit ] (1992) Wedding in the Mountains — Liberation of the town of Shushi by the Armenian Armed Forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh War Arab-Israeli Conflict [edit ] Global War on Terror and other associated activity [edit ] Afghanistan War [edit ]
Operation Fingal 2001 Operation Herrick
Iraq War [edit ]
Op Telic 2003
Other military counter-terrorist operations [edit ] Terrorist operations [edit ] Counter-terrorism drills [edit ] (2005) Mock evacuation of downtown Washington. Fast Forward Firework Fanfare (2005) Mock evacuation of towns in Oklahoma. Highline (2005) Counter-terrorist exercise in Collingwood, Melbourne. (2009) Training of military and civil medical and other units in response to a mock chemical attack on a sporting event. Operation Red Dragon TriPOD (2004) Plan to mass inoculate New York City citizens in the event of a biological attack. Preventive counter-terrorist operations [edit ] Reactive counter-terrorist operations [edit ] Other/Unknown [edit ] — Plan to use the Canadian Forces to maintain and restore vital public services in the event of disruption by the Year 2000 problem. Abacus Artisan — Canadian Forces contribution to the Rinas Airfield Rehabilitation Project in Tirana, Albania Breakwater  (????) — Australian air and sea operation targeting border incursions by foreign fishing boats off its northern coastline. — (1981) American exercise to reinforce allies in the middle east. Bright Star Chaperon — Canada's contribution to the United Nations of one military observer (UNMO). Celesta — Australian naval surveillance in Australia's southern waters against illegal fishing. Cranberry — Australian naval surveillance in Australia's northern waters against smuggling and illegal fishing. Eclipse — deployment of Canadian soldiers to east Africa in support of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) (aka Ezra and Nehemiah Ali Baba) (1950–1952) — mass migration/airlift of Iraqi Jews to Israel (1988) — SAS action against the IRA in Gibraltar Flavius Fusion — Canada's combined contribution to Allied Harmony and Concordia — US Army plan for assistance to civil authorities. Garden Plot (1947) — US Naval expedition to Highjump Antarctica. (2011) — Neptune Spear US Navy SEALs operation that killed Osama bin Laden. Nunalivut (2006) — Canadian naval deployment in the Arctic. Parabellum (2007) Italian Mafia-Iraq arms deal investigation. (2005) — Military security support to the 2005 Presidential inauguration. Power Geyser Prudence — Canada's participation in the Mission des Nations Unies dans la République Centrafricaine (MINURCA) (2001) — Australian defence force operations to secure Australia's northern maritime approaches against Relex illegal immigration. Reactivated in 2004 as Operation Relex II. Sure Victory (1997) — Sri Lankan counter-insurgency operations against the Tamil Tigers. Exercise Unified Spirit — large NATO exercise held every two years to train the armed forces of member nations in joint and combined operations. (1999) — Indian operations against Pakistan during the Kargil war that took place between May and July 1999 at Kargil district, Jammu & Kashmir, India. Operation Vijay Law Enforcement [edit ] US Drug Enforcement Administration Operations [edit ] Other anti-narcotic operations [edit ] Operations against intellectual property theft [edit ] (2001) — International raid on software pirates. Buccaneer (2005) — US raid on software pirates. D-Elite (2004) — International operation against pirated computer software. Fastlink (2005) — International crackdown on pirated movies. Site Down Other operations [edit ] Humanitarian Operations [edit ] Other [edit ] Non-military operations [edit ] External links [edit ] References [edit ]