Central Asia: June 9, 2002


Traces of nerve and mustard gas have been found at Karshi Khanabad air base in Uzbekistan. The for former Soviet Air Force base is being used by a thousand coalition troops to support efforts in Afghanistan. The trace elements are not enough to make anyone ill, and are probably the result of some long ago (the Soviets left in the early 1990s) accident with chemical weapons carried in bombs. Uzbekistan contains extensive uninhabited areas that were probably used by the Soviets to test chemical weapons bombs.


Article Archive

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



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or 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. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close