Subject to confirmation by the Senate, on January 15, 2016, Army General, Joseph Votel, was appointed commander in chief of Central Command, one of the 10 Joint Battle Commands of US Forces.

General Votel was Chief of Joint Special Operations Command , Fort Bragg. He was then in charge of President Obama’s targeted assassinations worldwide.

He becomes head of CentCom as the Pentagon has just defined a new strategy regarding Daesh and has sent 3000 more men in Afghanistan and 200 commandos in Iraq. It must retake Rakka (Syria) during the first half of 2016, without our knowing whether or not the city will be returned to the Syrian Arab Republic.

Roger Lagassé