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Unified combatant command of the United States Armed Forces responsible for the Middle Eastern region

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United States Central Command: Unified combatant command of the United States Armed Forces responsible for the Middle Eastern region
The United States Central Command is a theater-level Unified Combatant Command 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).

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U.S. may have downed more than one Iranian drone

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. may have brought down second Iranian drone last week: U.S. general

A U.S. Navy ship may have brought down a second Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz last week, the head of U.S. Central Command said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. brought down more than one Iranian drone, commander suggests

In an interview with CBS News' David Martin, CENTCOM commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie suggested there were possibly two drones downed in the incident
CBS News - Published

U.S. general says will work 'aggressively' to enable free passage in the Gulf

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 navigation need international solution: U.S. Central Command

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

Pompeo speaks after CENTCOM briefing in Florida

Pompeo is speaking to reporters after the administration announced 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East
CBS News - Published

With tensions escalating in Iran, U.S. orders non-essential staff to leave Iraq

Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman at the U.S. military’s Central Command, said there were "possibly imminent threats to U.S. forces in Iraq."
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. B-52 bombers reach Middle East in message to Iran

American B-52 Stratofortress bombers sent to the Middle East over what Washington describes as threats from Iran have arrived at a U.S. base in Qatar, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said.
Reuters - Published

U.S. general says will ensure necessary resources to counter Iran

U.S. Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie said on Saturday the United States would deploy the necessary resources to counter any dangerous actions by Iran, Sky News Arabia reported.
Reuters - Published

U.S. general says will have what's needed to stop any dangerous act by Iran

U.S. Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie said on Saturday that the United States will have the necessary resources to stop Iran from "taking any action that might be dangerous," Sky News..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Crown Prince meets commander of U.S. Central Command -report

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met U.S. Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie in the capital Riyadh to discuss cooperation between the two countries, especially in the military..
Reuters - Published

Iran's armed forces says will fight U.S. Central Command: news agency

Iran's armed forces condemned on Tuesday the United States' designation of the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

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