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The US is sending Bradley Fighting Vehicles back into Syria for additional force protection
Officials said the move would ensure troops can "continue their Defeat-ISIS mission without interference."
The first members of Space Force just deployed to the Middle East
The U.S. Space Force has marked another milestone for the history books: the first official deployment of its troops — and it's not to the moon
Turkish major assigned to CENTCOM in Tampa charged with allegedly killing wife
A major in the Turkish military on assignment in Tampa appeared in court Thursday to face charges he tied up his wife and stuck a sock in her mouth before...
A US fighter jet buzzed an Iranian passenger plane over Syrian airspace
Several passengers on an Iranian airline were injured on Thursday over Syria after the pilot changed altitude to avoid collision with a U.S. fighter jet, according to Iranian media, but...
CENTCOM chief ‘not convinced’ that Russian bounties led to US troop deaths in Afghanistan
U.S. officials say the United States acquired intelligence suggesting that Russia may have paid bounties to Taliban-affiliated militants to kill U.S.-led coalition forces in Afghanistan, but stress that intelligence was...
CENTCOM chief: US troops can’t keep up with the flood of cheap drones downrange
U.S. service members deployed to Middle East are unprepared to deal with the rising proliferation of small unmanned aerial platforms among adversaries in the region, the head of U.S. Central...
2,000 Camp Pendleton Marines deploy to the Middle East as crisis response force
Four elements of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit are now in Kuwait and will operate under U.S. Central Command as a Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response-Central...
Special tactics airmen receive valor awards for daring Middle East raids, one of which took out top Al Qaeda leader
A group of special tactics airmen were honored with valor awards for their "selfless actions" during a series of raids carried out during a three-month deployment to Afghanistan, one of...
The US is rocking 2 aircraft carriers in the Middle East for the first time in years as a warning to Iran
The U.S. military has two aircraft carriers operating in the Middle East, marking the first extended dual use of carriers in the region since 2012, a U.S. combatant commander said...
US airstrikes on Iraqi militia were purely ‘defensive’ even though they were technically offensive, commander says
The U.S. military launched airstrikes on Kata’ib Hezbollah to prevent future attacks such as the rocket strike on Camp Taji, Iraq, which killed two US troops and one British service...
Drones are dropping bombs on US troops in Syria, and it’s not clear who’s doing it
Drones are dropping explosives on US soldiers in Syria, and it's not clear who's behind the attacks, the head of U.S. Central Command told lawmakers on Tuesday
CENTCOM suspends leave and liberty for US troops to avoid spreading coronavirus
It is not clear how long this suspension will last.
Security heightened at domestic US military bases amid rising tensions with Iran
U.S. Northern Command says it is "implementing additional force protection condition measures" amid threats of Iranian retaliation for the death of Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani
Defense official says ISIS leader al-Baghdadi ‘whimpering’ and ‘crying’ before his death sounds like something Trump ‘made up’
President Donald Trump asserted that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was "trembling" and "crying" before his death. But defense officials say they don't know where that claim came from
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...
Silence from the Pentagon as the US may have pulled back from the brink of war with Iran
"Assembling reporters to hear someone read a statement without the ability to ask questions risks further damage to the Department's credibility and the military's reputation for candor and trustworthiness. Questions...
‘We are there to deter aggression’ — Pompeo addressed CENTCOM on Iran mere moments before Shanahan announced his departure
Minutes before the Acting Secretary of Defense withdrew Tuesday from his confirmation process, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke at MacDill Air Force Base about the need to coordinate...
CENTCOM chief warns ‘very worrisome’ ISIS presence in Afghanistan has ‘aspirations’ to attack the US
"It is our clear judgment that as long as we maintain pressure on them it will be hard for them to do that"
Owner of tanker attacked in Gulf of Oman blames ‘flying objects,’ contradicting US claims that Iran planted mines
Yutaka Katada, the owner of one of the two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman, said the crew of the Kokuka Courageous saw "flying objects" just before the...
CENTCOM claims this video implicates Iran in the oil tanker attack in the Gulf of Oman
The U.S. military has released a video it says implicates Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the latest...
US B-52 bombers just rolled up in the Middle East in a 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 said
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.
Bolton: the US is deploying a carrier and bombers to the Middle East to deter Iran with ‘unrelenting force’
The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling "indications and warnings" from Iran and to show the United States...
The Air Force’s F-35A may be about to get its first taste of combat
The Air Force's variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has arrived in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to fly combat operations if needed, a defense official said...