STATEMENT | Sept. 1, 2021
By U.S. Central Command Public Affairs U.S. Central Command Communication Integration
TAMPA, Fla. –
Today, U.S. Central Command assumed combatant command responsibility for U.S. forces in the State of Israel.
The realignment, announced by the Defense Department in January strengthens the strategic U.S-Israeli defense relationship and offers opportunities to deepen operational collaboration between the Israel Defense Forces and CENTCOM’s many partners in the region.
CENTCOM will now work to implement the U.S. Government commitment to a holistic approach to regional security and cooperation with our partners. The U.S. Government’s unwavering commitment to Israel’s security remains enduring and ironclad.