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Unified combatant command of the United States Armed Forces responsible for the Middle Eastern region

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United States Central Command: Unified combatant command of the United States Armed Forces responsible for the Middle Eastern region
The United States Central Command is one of the eleven unified combatant commands of the U.S. Department of Defense. It was established in 1983, taking over the previous responsibilities of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force (RDJTF).

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