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U.S. Central Command

U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) is the geographic combatant command responsible for the Middle East and Southwest Asia. It was established on January 1, 1983. Its headquarters are at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. USCENTCOM has undergone a number of boundary changes since it was created, and as of January 1, 2011, its responsibility covers Egypt, the Levant (Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon but not Israel, which is in U.S. European Command), the Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iraq), Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), and South Asia (Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan). USCENTCOM was responsible for military operations in the Persian Gulf War, the Somalia Intervention, the Afghanistan War, the Iraq War, and a number of other ...

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