Tag Archives: US Central Command

Votel: Russia Not Capable, Willing to Help End Syrian Civil War

Votel: Russia Not Capable, Willing to Help End Syrian Civil War

Gen. Joseph Votel, U. S. Central Command commander, speaks at a commander’s call at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 23, 2017. US Air Force Photo

Time and again, Russia has failed to deliver the regime of Bashar al-Assad on Moscow’s promises to facilitate an end the Syrian civil war or even to have it comply with temporary ceasefires, the commander of U.S. Central Command told the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Read More

Foggo: U.S. Needs More Forward Presence in Mediterranean Sea

Foggo: U.S. Needs More Forward Presence in Mediterranean Sea

A wave crashes over the forecastle of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG-64) while underway in the Mediterranean Sea on Jan. 22, 2018. US Navy Photo

The Eastern Mediterranean is becoming “one of the most kinetic areas in the world,” as the U.S., NATO, Russia and China operate more and more in the crowded region, the Navy’s top officer in Europe said on Tuesday. Read More

Foggo Takes Command of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe, Africa

Foggo Takes Command of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe, Africa

171020-N-WO404-188 NAPLES, Italy (Oct. 20, 2017) Adm. James Foggo III relieves Adm. Michelle Howard as commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples and commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa during a change of command ceremony held at the Allied Joint Force Command auditorium in Naples, Italy. (U.S. Navy photo)

Adm. James Foggo III relieves Adm. Michelle Howard as commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples and commander, US Naval Forces Europe-Africa during a change of command ceremony held at the Allied Joint Force Command auditorium in Naples, Italy. US Navy Photo

U.S. Navy Adm. James Foggo is now in command of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa. Read More

Vice Chiefs: Full-Year CR Would Hinder Ability To Counter Enemies' Tech Advances

Vice Chiefs: Full-Year CR Would Hinder Ability To Counter Enemies’ Tech Advances

Undated U.S. Central Command Photo of an alleged ISIS quadcopter captured by Iraqi Forces via DefenseOne

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Budget uncertainty is challenging the services as they try to modernize, both to keep up with enemy threats that are advancing around the globe and to replacing aging equipment near the end of its service life, the services’ second-in-commands said today. Read More

CENTCOM Gen. Votel Outlines Challenges From Islamic State, Russia, Iran

CENTCOM Gen. Votel Outlines Challenges From Islamic State, Russia, Iran

Gen. Joseph Votel, U. S. Central Command commander, speaks at a commander’s call at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 23, 2017. US Air Force Photo

A range of competing interests in the Middle East are creating multiple complex situations for U.S. Central Command to navigate, CENTCOM commander Army Gen. Joseph Votel testified today. Read More

USS Cole off Yemen Following Saudi Frigate Attack

USS Cole off Yemen Following Saudi Frigate Attack

USS Cole (DDG-67) on Jan. 16, 2017. US Navy Photo

USS Cole (DDG-67) on Jan. 16, 2017. US Navy Photo

CORRECTION: A previous version of this post said the U.S. was set to institute new sanctions on Iraq, that is incorrect. In fact, the U.S. is set to institute sanctions against Iran.

The U.S. has sent a guided missile destroyer off the coast of Yemen on a presence operation following a suicide boat attack on a Saudi frigate this week, a defense official confirmed to USNI News. Read More