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Definition of United States Central Command from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

United States Central Command

 
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(abbreviation CENTCOM)
 
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a unit of the US military created in 1983 to replace the Rapid Deployment Force under the control of the US Secretary of Defense with its main base in Tampa, Florida. It includes forces from the army, air force, marines and navy and has been involved in military operations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.