Central Command Assumes Combatant Command Responsibility for U.S. forces in Israel

On September 1, 2021, the Defense Department announced that U.S. Central Command assumed combatant command responsibility for U.S. forces in the State of Israel.

According to the statement:

“The realignment 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.”