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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 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).


11 US troops treated for injuries after Iran missile attack

U.S. Central Command in the region said in a statement that "several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being assessed."
USATODAY.com - Published

US Marines deploy to help US embassy in Baghdad

US Central Command says a detachment of one hundred Marines are reinforcing the US Embassy in Baghdad after Iraqi protestors attempted to storm the compound. (Dec. 31)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for United States Central Command

USS Normandy seizes vessel with Iranian weapons in the Arabian Sea [Video]USS Normandy seizes vessel with Iranian weapons in the Arabian Sea

The U.S. has seized yet another vessel containing Iranian-made weapons that was apparently bound for Houthi forces in Yemen.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:53Published

Ex-CIA director says Soleimani killing 'bigger than Bin Laden' [Video]Ex-CIA director says Soleimani killing 'bigger than Bin Laden'

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:37Published


U.S. Central Command says anti-IS operations to pick up in coming days, weeks

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

U.S. Central Command says no U.S. military drones shot down

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

What is the United States' priority in the war against ISIS?

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 strike Syrian al Qaeda facility: Defense Department

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

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

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