U.S. Central Command

Elizabeth Warren’s Letter About The Yemen Bombings Demands Answers From The U.S.

Last week, a Saudi-led airstrike hit a school bus in Yemen and killed at least 40 children, according to the Red Cross, shocking the world. The …

Middle East

Military investigation cannot confirm reports of February insider attack in Syria

A military investigation was unable to confirm that a Syrian guard based with U.S. troops in that war-torn country intentionally shot a Marine, U.S. …

U.S. Politics

Commander: Iran navy exercise a message to US on sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian naval exercise involving at least 100 small boats in and around the Strait of Hormuz last week was meant as a message to the U.S. for re-imposing economic sanctions on Tehran, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said Wednesday.<p>Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. …

Middle East

Afghanistan's Captured IS Fighters Being 'Treated as War Prisoners'

The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East says Afghanistan has assured the United States that Islamic State-Khorasan fighters captured in …

Afghanistan

US general denies ISIS fighters treated like ‘honored guests’

The commander of U.S. Central Command on Wednesday pushed back against reports that Islamic State fighters were being treated like “honored guests” …

Afghanistan

Egypt concludes naval exercises with US, others

Egypt's military says it has concluded several days of joint naval exercises in the Red Sea with the United States and other countries.<p>It says in a …

Red Sea

U.S. on alert as Iran conducts major naval exercise

Just Now<p>U.S. military forces in the Middle East are on alert as Iran is expected to conduct a major naval exercise in the Persian Gulf. The chief …

Middle East

Navy Carrier's Water No Longer Testing Positive for E. Coli

PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- The drinking water on board a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier at a Virginia shipyard is no longer testing positive for E. coli or …

E.coli

Russia Says Top U.S. General's Views Are At Odds With Trump's

Russia criticized the top U.S. military commander of the Middle East on Tuesday, saying he “discredited the official position” of President Trump by expressing hesitance toward working with Russian counterparts in Syria.<p>Army Gen. Joseph Votel, U.S. Central Command chief, made his comments over the …

Middle East

Russia Says U.S. General’s Remarks Discredited Trump’s Position

Defense Ministry in Moscow criticizes comments by Army Gen. Joseph Votel, U.S. Central Command chief<p>Russia criticized the top U.S. military commander of the Middle East on Tuesday, saying he “discredited the official position” of President Trump by expressing hesitance toward working with Russian …

National Security

Pentagon Reluctant To Work With Russian Military On Syrian Refugees

U.S. military leaders are expressing reluctance to work with the Russian military on a White House-Kremlin agreement to help Syrian refugees return …

Russian Military

US general reviewing Trump's year-old Afghan war strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The general overseeing U.S. military operations in Afghanistan said Thursday he is taking a fresh look at the war strategy President Donald Trump announced nearly a year ago.<p>Gen. Joseph Votel said his assessment is designed to consider adjustments that could improve prospects for …

Afghanistan

NATO training mission set to begin operation in fall: U.S. Central Command

NATO’s highly-anticipated military-adviser mission in Iraq is slated to go operational by this fall, the head of U.S. Central Command said …

Middle East

Votel: No new direction on Syria after Trump-Putin talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Thursday he has received no new guidance from the Pentagon on cooperating with Russia in Syria following a U.S.-Russia summit that Moscow says focused heavily on Syria.<p>Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command, …

Middle East

U.S. General: No Major Changes In Strategy Likely In Afghanistan

U.S. Central Command chief General Joseph Votel says he does not expect major changes in military strategy as a result of an updated assessment of …

Afghanistan

General Votel: No New Direction on Syria After Helsinki Summit

Program ID:448705-1Category:News ConferenceFormat:News ConferenceLocation:Arlington, Virginia, United StatesFirst Aired:Jul 19, 2018 | 8:58am EDT | …

Florida

Graham would consider US-Russia military coordination in Syria

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday said he would consider granting the U.S. military a waiver to coordinate with Russian forces in Syria, …

Russian Military

General Views Taliban Cease-Fire with 'Cautious Optimism'

The head of U.S. Central Command said Thursday that the recent cease-fire between Afghan forces and the Taliban may be a signal both sides are ready …

Middle East

Can The US Work With Russia In Syria? It's Complicated.

Russia and the United States have conflicting interests in Syria — something that makes working together difficult.<p>More cooperation in Syria — that's …

Middle East

No New Pentagon Guidance on US-Russian Military Cooperation in Syria

The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East says he has not received new guidance from the Pentagon on military cooperation with Russia in Syria …

Middle East

Navy ID’s 5th Fleet sailor killed in training accident

The Navy has confirmed an officer assigned to the Norfolk-based guided-missile destroyer Jason Dunham has died from injuries sustained during small …

Military

Experts weigh options, risk to rescue trapped soccer team from Thai cave

Dr. Jen Ashton, ABC News' chief medical correspondent, and Navy SEAL and former Deputy of U.S. Central Command Admiral Robert Harward discuss the …

Thailand

Pentagon contracts for 'surge support' for MQ-9 Reaper drones

General Atomics has been awarded a $39 million contract for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance surge support for the MQ-9 Reaper drone for …

Military

Syria Accuses U.S. of Airstrikes, U.S. Denies Involvement

Syrian state media accused the U.S. of carrying out airstrikes Monday, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military has denied having a role in …

Middle East

Central Command: U.S.-led coalition produced 123 increase in strikes against ISIS targets in May

The coalition to combat the Islamic State, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, and its partners increased strikes against Islamic …

Middle East

U.S. General Warns Of Dangerous Moves By Iran, Taliban

The leader of the U.S. Central Command, General Joseph Votel, said Iran's attempts to strike Israeli targets were "highly dangerous." During a visit …

Middle East

Aoun Meets U.S. Central Command Chief

President Michel Aoun met on Friday with Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), at Baabda palace, the National News Agency …

South Asia

Could the F-35 Go to War in Syria?

With the U.S. Marine Corps set to deploy its F-35B Joint Strike Fighter to U.S. Central Command's (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR), Lockheed …

Middle East

US Marine Corps jet crashes in Djibouti; pilot ejected and in 'stable' condition, officials say

A U.S. Marine Corp pilot ejected and was in "stable condition" after his AV-8B Harrier jet crashed in Djibouti on Tuesday during a training exercise, officials told Fox News.<p>The pilot was being treated in a U.S. military facility, officials said.<p>The pilot ejected during takeoff from Djibouti …

Military

Top anti-ISIS envoy: US will complete mission to defeat ISIS in Syria

The State Department’s point person on the Islamic State told a forum in Washington Tuesday that the U.S. remains focused on defeating the terrorist …

Middle East