Integration of Coalition Forces into the USCENTCOM Mission
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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The United States and its coalition partners commenced combat operations in the U.S. Central Command USCENTCOM area of responsibility in October 2001 with the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom. Today, well into the seventh year of operations, over 180,000 U.S. and 39,000 coalition troops from 68 nations remain engaged in security and stability operations as participants in Operation Iraqi Freedom, North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO Training Mission-Iraq NTM-I in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom, the NATO-led International Security and Assistance Force ISAF in Afghanistan, and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa CJTF-HOA in Djibouti. This multinational contingent is the primary instrument USCENTCOM uses to carry out its stated mission of working with national and international partners to promote development and cooperation among nations, respond to crises, and deter or defeat state and transnational aggression in order to establish regional security and stability.
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