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A senior US military general travels through the narrow channel of Hormuz

Gen. Michael Kurilla (Photo: Stars and Stripes)

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Tuesday that Gen. Michael Kurilla, the head of US Central Command, visited the Gulf this week and through the Strait of Hormuz in a destroyer.

Gen. Michael Kurilla (Photo: Military Times)

According to the article from Khaama Press, Gen. Erik Kurilla, commander of CENTCOM, reportedly traveled to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates as well. In reaction to recent threats from Iran and Russia, the United States sent more than 3,000 soldiers to the Middle East on Sunday.

These visits to the area provide me a thorough understanding of the interactions with our allies and the readiness of the US and coalition forces stationed there, according to General Kurilla.
US sailors and marines were stationed on the warships USS Carter Hall and USS Bataan.

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When the deployment of the US troops was announced this week, Tehran’s rhetoric grew more aggressive.

According to the US Central Command, Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, the Fifth Fleet commander, and Gen. Kurilla boarded the USS THOMAS HUDNER (DDG 116) as it was transiting the Strait of Hormuz. Gen. Kurilla was given hands-on demonstrations of the entire capabilities of the combat ship operating in the United States while he was aboard this Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. Area of Operations for CENTCO

Gen. Kurilla met with Lieutenant General Issa Sayf Mohammed al-Mazrouei, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, while he was in the United Arab Emirates, to go over the importance of addressing regional challenges as well as the enduring nature of the military-to-military relationship.

Gen. Kurilla spoke about the strength of the military ties between the United States and Bahrain at a meeting with His Majesty King Hamid bin Isa Al Khalifa. This relationship dates back to Bahrain’s independence. The two also talked about the region’s complicated security situation and how effective collaboration is essential to overcoming obstacles in the region.

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