Statements

Sept. 27, 2019

DOD Statement on Deployment of U.S. Forces and Equipment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Attributed to Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman: "In light of recent attacks on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and at their invitation, Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper announced today that the U.S. would deploy the following equipment to the kingdom:

Sept. 19, 2019

Statement from General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., Commander, U.S. Central Command, Welcoming the United Arab Emirates into the International Maritime Security Construct

U.S. Central Command welcomes the United Arab Emirates into the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC).

Sept. 18, 2019

Statement from General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., Commander, U.S. Central Command, Welcoming the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into the International Maritime Security Construct

U.S. Central Command welcomes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC).

Sept. 12, 2019

Readout of Visit from U.S. Central Command and U.S. European Command Deputy Commanders to Turkey

Deputy commanders from U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) and U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) visited Ankara this week to meet with Turkish General Staff (TGS) leaders to discuss key topics related to the implementation of the northeast Syria security mechanism.

Sept. 9, 2019

Senior leaders from U.S. Central Command, U.S. European Command to meet with Turkish General Staff

Deputy commanders from U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) and U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) are meeting with Turkish General Staff leaders in Ankara early this week to discuss key topics related to the implementation of the northeast Syria security mechanism.

Aug. 31, 2019

Statement from U.S. Central Command on U.S. Forces strike against al-Qaida in Syria leadership in Idlib, Syria, Aug. 31, 2019.

U.S. Forces conducted a strike against al-Qaida in Syria (AQ-S) leadership at a facility north of Idlib, Syria, Aug. 31, 2019.

Aug. 27, 2019

Statement on Recent Attacks in Iraq

Department of Defense Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan R. Hoffman provided the following statement: U.S. forces did not conduct the recent attack on a convoy or any recent attacks that resulted in the explosion of ammunition storage facilities in Iraq. Statements to the contrary are false, misleading, and inflammatory.

Aug. 21, 2019

CENTCOM investigates reports of Houthi-claimed attack on UAS

"We are investigating reports of an attack by Iranian-backed Houthis forces on a U.S. unmanned aerial system (UAS) operating in authorized airspace over Yemen. We have been clear that Iran's provocative actions and support to militants and proxies, like the Iranian-backed Houthis, poses a serious threat to stability in the region and our partners." - attributable to U.S. Army Lt. Col. Earl Brown, a CENTCOM spokesman

Aug. 19, 2019

Statement from General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., Commander, U.S. Central Command, Welcoming the Kingdom of Bahrain into the International Maritime Security Construct

U.S. Central Command welcomes the Kingdom of Bahrain into the International Maritime Security Construct. I appreciate His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa's decision to join the United Kingdom and the United States in taking an active role in preserving the freedom of navigation, promoting maritime security and de-escalating regional tensions.

July 19, 2019

U.S. Central Command Statement on Operation Sentinel

U.S. Central Command is developing a multinational maritime effort, Operation Sentinel, to increase surveillance of and security in key waterways in the Middle East to ensure freedom of navigation in light of recent events in the Arabian Gulf region.