The United States Central Command is one of the eleven unified combatant commands of the U.S. Department of Defense. It was established in 1983, taking over the previous responsibilities of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force (RDJTF).
Former CIA director and retired U.S. Army General David Petraeus on Sunday (January 5) said "it was impossible to overstate the significance" of the American airstrike that killed Iranian Major-General..
U.S. Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie said on Saturday there are 500 U.S. personnel in east Syria, adding he expected anti-Islamic State operations to pick up in coming days and weeks. Reuters - Published
All Pentagon drones are accounted for, the U.S. Central command said in a statement on Friday, following reports from Iran's state news agency that Iranian forces had shot down a foreign country's.. Reuters - Published
In one of his first executive actions, the President ordered the Pentagon to develop a new strategy to defeat ISIS. CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin joins us from Cairo after.. CBS News - Published
U.S. forces struck an al Qaeda facility north of Idlib in Syria on Saturday in an attack aimed at the organization's leadership, U.S. Central Command, part of the Department of Defense, said. Reuters - Published
The U.S. destroyed an Iranian drone last week over the Strait of Hormuz. CBS News has learned a Navy ship may have brought down more than one. David Martin is traveling in the Middle East with the head.. CBS News - Published
U.S. Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie said on Thursday it was talking to other countries about freedom of navigation in the Gulf and will work "aggressively" to find a solution to enable.. Reuters - Published
Threats to international freedom of navigation require an international solution, U.S. Central Command said on Thursday, after three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-flagged tanker passing.. Reuters - Published