What is the Gulf States’ Joint Command?

  • Joint military command announced Nov. '14 to be based in Saudi Arabia as a counter to perceived threats from ISIS military jihadis and Shia Iran.
  • Expected to number several hundred thousand soldiers from Gulf member states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, & the UAE).
  • Focus is on defensive operations and will co-ordinate with the Gulf Co-operation Council's naval command in Bahrain and its air command in Saudi Arabia.
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