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B-52s fly over Middle East in yet another display of force for Iran
Listen up, "potential adversaries."
B-52s fly over the Middle East in another rattle of the saber at Iran
"We are ready and able to respond to any aggression directed at Americans or our interests."
Biden to reportedly pick Gen. Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary
Biden plans to make an official announcement of his Pentagon nominee on Friday.
This everyday piece of hardware crashed an $11 million drone
A loose washer made the Reaper's ground control station send out erroneous commands while on a mission.
US military accuses Iranian forces of fast-roping onto civilian ship in Persian Gulf
"Iranian forces, including two ships and an Iranian 'Sea King' helicopter, overtook and boarded a ship called the 'Wila,'" CENTCOM said.
MacDill Air Force Base, home of CentCom, tightens access as COVID-19 cases spike
The Dale Mabry gate at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa will continue to have 24-hour access, but all other … Continued
US general says troop cut in Afghanistan hits 8,600, in line with Taliban deal
"We agreed to go to the mid-8,000 range within 135 days ... We're at that number now."
US troops depart Iraqi base near Mosul in nationwide drawdown
Iraqi forces are mostly capable of containing the threat from leftover Islamic State militants on their own, the military says.
US military restricts movement for thousands of troops due to COVID-19
Coronavirus has forced the military to restrict the movement of thousands of troops in the regions most exposed to the virus: Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
US airstrikes against five Kata’ib Hezbollah targets were meant to deter further rocket attacks. They didn’t
While it is not yet clear who launched the latest rocket attack on Camp Taji, the airstrikes on Kata’ib Hezbollah have not stopped tensions in Iraq from escalating further.
Iran-backed Shia militia likely to blame for killing US troops in Iraq, says CENTCOM chief
Shia militia groups in Iraq were likely responsible for the attack on Wednesday that killed one British and two American troops at a base north of Baghdad, said General Kenneth...
CENTCOM suspends leave and liberty for US troops to avoid spreading coronavirus
It is not clear how long this suspension will last.
SecDef Esper says he’s trying to ‘right-size’ military forces to counter China
"Everybody always assumes that when we talk reviews, it means reduction. Not necessarily," Esper said.
US belatedly admits 11 troops injured in Iranian rocket attacks
The 11 service members are being treated for symptoms of concussions.
Pentagon desperately asks for do-over after sending ‘mistake’ letter to Iraqi government about withdrawal
"Here's the bottom line: This was a mistake," Milley said.
US to deploy 3,500 paratroopers to the Middle East in response to threats of retaliation from Iran
Thousands of additional paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division will soon deploy to U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility, a Defense Department spokesman confirmed to Task & Purpose
CENTCOM commander sheds new light on how US troops successfully launched the al-Baghdadi raid
"He crawled into a hole with two small children and blew himself up while his people stayed on the ground. You can deduce what kind of person it is based...
The Pentagon moved CENTCOM to South Carolina for a day because its forward HQ is a ‘sitting duck’ for Iranian attacks
Recent Iranian success at striking military and civilian infrastructure targets in the Persian Gulf region have led the American military to practice switching operational control of military operations from bases...
The Pentagon needs to man up and hold a news briefing about Afghanistan
No one at the Pentagon or at the U.S. military's headquarters in Kabul dares to talk to the press about Afghanistan.
No, the Pentagon’s ‘new’ aircraft carrier and bomber deployment is not a sign of imminent war with Iran
Everyone just needs to calm down.
Iran designates all US troops in the Middle East as terrorists
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed a bill into law on Tuesday declaring all U.S. forces in the Middle East terrorists and calling the U.S. government a sponsor of terrorism.
Gen. Votel is suing after losing ‘irreplaceable’ gifts from world leaders in MacDill house fire
Gifts from world leaders, and items from fallen service members were among what was lost.
Yet Another CENTCOM Chief Rises In The Trump Administration
I see where retired Army Gen. John Abizaid is going to become the next American ambassador to Saudi Arabia. That’s … Continued
CENTCOM Commander: Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan Isn’t Happening
Neither the Afghan government nor the U.S. military believes in Erik Prince’s plan to privatize the war in Afghanistan, the … Continued