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Feb. 5, 2019

Centcom Commander Briefs Senators on Regional Challenges

No other region in the world is as dynamic, hopeful, challenging and dangerous as the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the Centcom commander told the Senate Armed Forces Committee.

Sept. 28, 2018

Marine Corps F-35B Conducts Combat Strikes in Afghanistan

The Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II conducted its first combat strikes in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan.

Aug. 30, 2018

Centcom Officials Provide Update on Counterterrorism Strikes in Yemen

U.S. Central Command conducted six counterterrorism airstrikes targeting the al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula terrorist network in Yemen since May 16, Centcom officials announced.

Aug. 14, 2018

Laboratory Technicians Examine Enemy Weaponry

The Forensic Exploitation Laboratory Central Command is one of the many facilities where enemy weapons such as IEDs are analyzed by highly trained and educated professionals in various disciplines of forensic science.

Aug. 8, 2018

Centcom Commander: Afghan Government Will Prosecute ISIS-K Terrorists

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan members held in Afghanistan will be tried as war criminals and those found guilty will be held accountable for their war crimes, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.

July 19, 2018

Centcom Commander: Success in Defeating ISIS Lies With Coalition Partners, Allies

Continued commitment from coalition partners in the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the promotion of regional security and stability set the conditions for a lasting victory, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.

July 19, 2018

South Asia Strategy Working in Afghanistan, Centcom Commander Says

While the fighting continues and work remains to be done in Afghanistan, progress there shows the president’s South Asia Strategy is working, the commander of U.S. Central Command told reporters at the Pentagon.

July 9, 2018

Two Centcom-Based Service Members Die Over Weekend

The Defense Department extended sympathies for two U.S. Central Command service members who were killed while serving in Afghanistan and the Red Sea area respectively, a DoD spokesperson said.

July 3, 2018

DoD Releases Report on Enhancing Security, Stability in Afghanistan

The Defense Department highlighted the need for sustained military pressure against the Taliban and hope for political calm in its first report on Afghanistan stability and security since implementing the president’s new South Asia Strategy.

June 27, 2018

Centcom Official Highlights Interagency Partnerships in Stabilization

The Defense Department is working in partnership with the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development to maximize U.S. efforts for stability in conflict-affected areas, a U.S. Central Command official said.

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