BBC: US suspends Kyrgyzstan-Afghanistan troop flights

Remember that coup/revolution in the Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan that I wrote about a few days ago? Recall that I wondered how it would effect the U.S. air base in there? Well, here you go.

BBC: US suspends Kyrgyzstan-Afghanistan troop flights

The US has suspended all troop flights to Afghanistan from Kyrgyzstan, where tensions remain after a violent uprising against the president.

“No reason was given for the indefinite suspension of troop flights from the Manas airbase – a decision taken by the US military in Kyrgyzstan. [Emphasis added.]

“The Manas airbase is a key transport hub for US-led operations against the Taliban in Afghanistan.”


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.