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Monday, 09 August 2010 16:00

Mattis takes command of CENTCOM Aug. 11

Written by U.S. Central Command
MACDILL AFB, Fla. (Aug. 10, 2010) – Marine Gen. James N. Mattis is scheduled to assume command of U.S. Central Command from Acting Commander Lt. Gen. John R. Allen here at 6 p.m., Aug. 11.
MANAMA, Bahrain – At approximately 5 a.m. local time, Sept. 9, 24 U.S. Marines boarded and seized control of Antigua-Barbuda-flagged, German–owned vessel M/V Magellan Star from pirates who attacked and boarded the vessel early Sept 8.
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (Dec. 2, 2010) — A US\UK military investigation into the circumstances of the 8 October 2010 death of Ms. Linda Norgrove is complete. Ms. Norgrove, a UK citizen and aid worker, was kidnapped 26 September by Taliban insurgents in Kunar province, Afghanistan.
Monday, 29 November 1999 16:00

General Petraeus nominated to take over CENTCOM

Written by MNFI
United States Central Command official web site. With national and international partners, U.S. Central Command promotes cooperation among nations, responds to crises, and deters or defeats state and nonstate aggression, and supports development and, when necessary, reconstruction in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity.
ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 3, 2011) — An Australian AP-3C Orion aircraft assisted a merchant vessel under attack by pirates in the Arabian Sea, Jan. 28.
KABUL, Afghanistan (Oct. 11, 2010) — Afghan judicial sector, multiple international and U.S. officials met to discuss the state of Afghan Corrections during the Corrections Day Conference at Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 headquarters on Camp Phoenix Oct. 11.
KABUL, Afghanistan (Sept. 26) — An air weapons team engaged a significant number of insurgents following an attack on a remote Afghan National Security Force outpost in Khost province Friday.
PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Oct. 1, 2010) — When Afghan National Army Military Police Soldiers working at the U.S. Detention Facility in Parwan reported for duty, it marked a milestone in their country’s progress assuming responsibility for the facility.
KABUL, Afghanistan – Coalition forces detained six suspected militants while continuing to target Haqqani terrorist networks in Paktia, Sunday.
I am very pleased that Captain Phillips has been rescued and is safely on board the USS Boxer. His safety has been our principal concern, and I know this is a welcome relief to his family and his crew.
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