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Israel Moved to CENTCOM in Boost to Arab-Israeli-US Efforts Against Iran: Pentagon

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Israel Moved to CENTCOM in Boost to Arab-Israeli-US Efforts Against Iran: Pentagon

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Pentagon officials said Friday that Israel has been shifted to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, delivering a major boost to allied efforts to counter the regional threat posed by Iran. The Department of Defense (DOD) said in a Jan. 15 statement that Israel has been moved from the U.S European Command (EUCOM) area of responsibility—where the Jewish State was previously placed amid acrimony from America’s Arab allies—and into the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility. The move paves the way for Israel, the United States, and Arab partners to conduct joint exercises and more effectively plan for Iran-specific threats. “I think moving Israel to CENTCOM makes sense from a U.S. policy perspective in that many Israeli issues are tied to the other countries in CENTCOM’s [area of responsibility],” retired Army Maj. Gen. Mike Jones, former CENTCOM chief of staff, told Military Times. The shift was made possible thanks …

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