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U.S. Central Command Headquarters is more wired than ever. A look inside the nerve center for the Iraq War.

Nerve center for the Iraq War, U.S. Central Command headquarters, at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL, is more wired than ever. Five classified networks link commanders, intelligence agencies, and coalition partners in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other sites across the Middle East and East Africa, the “central” region under CentCom’s jurisdiction. And the demand for ultra-secure bandwidth keeps surging.

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