Central Asia: February 21, 2002


US and French engineers are upgrading Manas International Airport (near Bishkek, Kyrgystan) for use as a temporary NATO military airfield. Once operational (by the end of February) this will be home to 3,000 Americans (with 30-40 F-18 and F-15 fighters) and 500 French personnel (with a small squadron of Mirage-2000Ds).--Stephen V Cole


Article Archive

Central Asia: Current 2012 2011 2010 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999



Help Keep Us From Drying Up

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling.

Each month we count on your contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage.
Subscribe   Contribute   Close