The US Army is the main department of the US forces vested with the responsibility of taking charge of all land-based military operations. It is the oldest as well as largest military establishment of the United States Government. The modern US army can be traced back to 1775, formed to meet the military requirements of the US revolutionary war even before the United States was created. The United States Congress officially formulated the US Army in June 1784 after the Revolutionary War which replaced the abolished Continental Army. The origin of the US army is stilled linked to the date the continental Army was created as it considers itself an offspring of the Continental Army.
The main goal of the US Army is to engage in battles that will defend the nation’s cause against uprising foreign enemies through sustained land dominance with the support of combatant commanders. It is among the three military units in the US Department of Defense. The Chief of staff is regarded as the highest military officer while the secretary of defense is the head of the unit and the other two units in the department of defense. There are about 200,000 US Army Reserve (USAR), about 3508,000 members of the Army National Guard (ARNG), and 546,000 soldiers, a combined total of more than 1,105,000 US soldiers.
The goals of the United States Army are defined as:
* Ensuring peace and security within the borders of the United States and other areas occupied by the nation
* Providing support to the national policies
* Ensuring that the national objectives are implemented
* Defeating any nation whose aggressive operations impede the peaceful living of citizens of the United States
Main Events Of The Us Army From The 19th Century Till Date
* The defense of New Orleans, the last American War against Britain in 1812
* The Mexican-American War of 1846 which the US Army won. The victory of the US Army led to the reclaim of the territory that is now part of New Mexico, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California.
* The American Civil War, which was the bloodiest civil war in the history of America
* The 1918 attack on France and a German bunker
* The US Army got involved in World War II in 1945, aligning with other forces against German allies
* The Cold War (1947)
* The Vietnam War (1957)
* Operation Urgent Fury in 1983
* The 1989 Operation Just Cause
* The Gulf War (1990)
* Operation Desert Storm (1991)
* The invasion of Afghanistan and the displacement of the Taliban government (2003)