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Topic - United States Central Command
The Pentagon reportedly is mulling cuts to its geographical combatant commands, including abolishing the recently formed U.S. Africa Command and merging U.S. Northern and Southern Commands into a Western Hemisphere Command.
The U.S. Navy deployed three more patrol ships to Bahrain to boost up its presence in the Gulf region.
The Army presented two two-star generals and three intelligence specialists Thursday to defend its $2.5 billion battlefield intelligence processor, which has failed operational tests and has been criticized by soldiers as being too slow to analyze the enemy and help find buried bombs in Afghanistan.
Ever since CIA Director David Petraeus resigned, one question has risen above all others: Why? There's an easy answer.
When news broke about a Florida socialite's involvement in a sex scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus, Jill Kelley was doing what she does best — hosting a party.
To maintain its relevance in a post-Afghanistan world, the U.S. Army is learning to make new friends.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is not requiring commands and agencies to hold gay pride events this month, even as the Pentagon prepares for its first celebration on Tuesday of gays serving openly in the ranks.
Within 10 years, U.S. Pacific Command will become the military's strategic center of gravity, supplanting Central Command and its focus on al Qaeda and the Middle East as the Pentagon "pivots" toward Asia.
Southern Command's chief, Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, recently briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee on the growing threat of Iranian-backed terror networks in South America. His insight contradicts Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's most recent national threat assessment, which failed to mention anything about Iranian proxies.
An investigation into a NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistani troops last month near the Afghan border has concluded that a combination of mistrust and bad maps led to the airstrikes on two Pakistani outposts, the U.S. Department of Defense and a NATO official said on Thursday.
David Petraeus, the former general who led the Afghanistan war and now heads the CIA, has ordered his intelligence analysts to give greater weight to the opinions of troops in the fight, U.S. officials said.
After the U.S. responded to the Sept. 11 attacks by investing billions of dollars to revive neglected special operations forces, it was only fitting that Navy SEALs earned the glory of killing the most wanted terrorist in history.
The U.S. Central Command is stepping up psychological warfare operations using software that allows it to target social media websites used by terrorists.
Somali pirates hijacked the yacht of an American couple who traveled the world handing out Bibles, and the U.S. government said Saturday it was assessing possible responses.
President Obama's nominee to head U.S. Central Command professed broad agreement with the administration's objectives and strategy in Afghanistan — and beyond — during his confirmation hearing Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.