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Uzbekistan Senate Says U.S. Troops Must Leave

Uzbekistan’s senate voted unanimously yesterday to expel the U.S. military from a base that it has used to support missions in Afghanistan, a strong public statement that backs a recent government decision to oust U.S. troops. Although U.S. officials have been planning to vacate the Karshi-Khanabad air base, known as K2, since the Uzbek government formally evicted the military on July 29, yesterday’s vote made it nearly a certainty. Pentagon and State Department officials said yesterday that the vote was essentially meaningless and that the base is in the process of being emptied. Full Story

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