– Afghanistan has become the US Air force s main theater of operations following troop reductions in Iraq and Syria, a top commander said Wednesday.
“Afghanistan has become CENTCOM s main effort, thanks to the recent successes in Iraq and Syria,” said head of NATO s Air Command in Afghanistan James Hecker, referencing the Central Military Command that operates throughout the Middle East.
“This has allowed CENTCOM to shift more assets our way, which will significantly improve our ability to assist the Afghans,” he said during a Pentagon conference call.
“We officially became the main effort for Centcom on February 1.”
CENTCOM on Tuesday announced it has launched a new air attack in northern Afghanistan against the