An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

CENTCAST | March 23, 2023

CENTCAST Episode 3: The Wilderness Years


In Episode 3, we focus on the time before CENTCOM, specifically the period between World War II and the mid-1970s. During this time, the Middle East was a largely overlooked theater for American military strategy and, for the most part, no command focused on security and stability of the region.

This episode tells the story of the World War II Persian Gulf Command, an American military organization in the Persian Gulf region and focused on providing supplies, trucks, and weapons to the Soviets.

Please listen to CENTCAST, the official podcast of US Central Command. If you enjoy the program, tell others.