29 Mar '13, 7am

Rumors of Central Command's Decline are Wishful Thinking

A bit of military history is in order for a wiser perspective on current and future defense strategy challenges. Central Command has come a long way since its humble beginnings and has had to mount a wide range of military interventions in the Middle East and South Asia over the last three decades. It grew from a rapid reaction force into a command during the Cold War to deter the Soviet Union from a feared military drive through Iran to the warm water ports of the Arabian Gulf for the projection of Soviet naval power. As the Cold War wound down, it shifted attention from keeping the Soviets out of the Gulf to balancing the Arab Gulf states against Iran, which threatened off and on to defeat Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war from 1980-1988. The simmering naval war with Iranian forces in the Gulf had not halted for two years before Central Command had to take the lead for a mil...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/rumors-of-central-co...

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