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March 14, 2021

Readout from Gen Frank McKenzie’s visit with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatari Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Ghanim bin Shaheen al-Ghanim, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohamad Al-Attiyah

U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie met with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatari Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Ghanim bin Shaheen al-Ghanim, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohamad Al-Attiyah in Doha today.  The leaders discussed each nation’s security concerns, which includes a diplomatic resolution to the war in Yemen, Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations, and the enduring defeat of ISIS. 

Feb. 22, 2021

Readout from Gen Frank McKenzie’s visit with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi & Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Lieutenant Gen. Mohamed Farid Hegazy

U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Frank McKenzie met with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi & Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Lieutenant Gen. Mohamed Farid Hegazy today.  The leaders discussed shared security concerns and agreed that the strategic nature of the U.S.-Egypt defense relationship makes it critical for regional security and stability. 

Feb. 19, 2021

Readout from Gen McKenzie's visit with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa

U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Frank McKenzie met with Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad today.

Jan. 19, 2021

U.S. Central Command Statement on explosions in Jurf Sakhar, Iraq

U.S. Central Command Statement on explosions in Jurf Sakhar, Iraq.

Jan. 17, 2021

Aircrews Conduct 2nd “Presence Patrol” of 2021 in Middle East

U.S. Air Force B-52H "Stratofortress" aircrews successfully completed a presence patrol in the Middle East today, marking the second such mission of 2021. Bomber Task Force missions are observable ways to demonstrate the U.S. military's continuing commitment to regional security, said U.S. Central Command’s commander.

Jan. 8, 2021

U.S. Central Command statement on first bomber mission of 2021

Two U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers conducted a Bomber Task Force mission today in the Middle East to demonstrate the U.S. military's continuing commitment to regional security and deterrence to aggression.

Dec. 23, 2020

U.S. Central Command Statement on Dec. 20, 2020 Rocket Attack

The Dec. 20, 2020 rocket attack on the green zone in Iraq was almost certainly conducted by an Iranian-backed Rogue Militia Group.

Nov. 21, 2020

Bomber Task Force mission demonstrates regional commitment in CENTCOM AOR

U.S. Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress” aircrews assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., conducted a short-notice, long-range mission into the Middle East on Nov. 21 to deter aggression and reassure U.S. partners and allies.

Sept. 29, 2020

Statement From General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., CENTCOM Commander on the Passing of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait

On behalf of U.S. Central Command, I want to express our deepest condolences to the people of Kuwait and the family of His Highness Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah on the passing of the Amir. His Highness was a valued friend, a trusted partner, and exceptional leader who dedicated his life to the people of Kuwait. The Amir's support to the U.S. military and his dedication to regional security and stability are part of the Amir's legacy that I look forward to our two countries continuing.