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German Special Forces receiving Eurocopter aircraft

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U.S. carrier in South Korea for war games

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North Korea missile test appears imminent

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Cyber-focused British command operational

LONDON, April 4 (UPI) -- A recently created joint British defense command focusing in part on improving cyber warfare capabilities is now fully operational, the Ministry of Defense announced this week.
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Forces Command
Gen. James Jones, Jr., commander U.S. European command and supreme allied commander, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Adm. Thomas Fargo, commander, U.S. Pacific Command and Gen. Leon LaPorte, commander, U.N. Command, ROK-US Combined Forces Command and commander, U.S. Forces Korea, top to bottom, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee to testify about overseas deployment of U.S. troops during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 23, 2004. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) is the largest Army Command and the preeminent provider of expeditionary, campaign-capable land forces to Combatant Commanders. Headquartered at Fort McPherson, Georgia, FORSCOM consists of more than 800,000 Active Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and Army National Guard soldiers. FORSCOM trains, mobilizes, deploys, sustains, transforms and reconstitutes conventional forces, providing relevant and ready land power to combatant commanders worldwide in defense of the nation - both at home and abroad. FORSCOM develops and cares for its Soldiers, Army civilian employees and their families, and optimizes available resources.

FORSCOM is the Army Service Component Command of U.S. Joint Forces Command and provides Army forces to the joint war fight. JFCOM's mission is to provide U.S. military forces where needed throughout the world and to ensure they are integrated and trained as unified forces ready for any assigned task. The FORSCOM commander functions as commander of the Army forces of this unified command and plans for and, on order, provides military support to civil authorities, including response to natural disasters and civil emergencies. FORSCOM is also the Army Service Component Command to NORTHCOM. NORTHCOM’s mission is to deter, prevent, and defeat threats and aggression aimed at the U.S., its territories, and interests and provides military assistance to civil authorities including consequence management operations.

FORSCOM has major units located at 15 installations, including the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California and the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

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