C-130 Hercules aircrew members board their aircraft for an Operation Enduring Freedom mission at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan, on April 19, 2005. (Photo by Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol).
Russia urges Afghanistan’s neighbors not to welcome US forces

Uzbekistan has been discussed as the most likely contender to accept some sort of U.S. military presence, despite Tashkent’s denials.

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