Thursday, March 16, 2006

CENTCOM Posture Statement 2006

CENTCOM just updated with its annual Posture Statement for 2006, signed by Gen. John Abizaid, CENTCOM commander.

United States Central Command (CENTCOM) is in the middle of a fifth consecutive year of sustained warfare in its area of operations. The Command remains engaged in three principal activities: (1) defeating al Qaida and associated extremist networks throughout the region, (2) stabilizing Iraq and Afghanistan, and (3) partnering with governments and their militaries in the region to help them develop the capabilities and institutions to defeat terrorists and extremists on their own. In addition, U.S. and Coalition military forces ensure the flow of global resources and deter hostile powers throughout the region. These activities are mutually reinforcing. Progress in one spurs momentum in others. CENTCOM forces are daily engaged in the full spectrum of military operations throughout a major theater of war. Counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, training of friendly forces, civil affairs and humanitarian operations are examples of the routine joint missions performed with great distinction by our young troops.
Read the whole thing here.