Bye, Bye Uzbekistan

The US Air Force is finally and completely out of Uzbekistan. A Pentagon spokesman said a USAF C-17 flew out the last 90 personnel at the Karshi-Khanabad—or as American troops knew it, K2—Air Base following a brief ceremony this week. This was the residual force left behind to turn over the key. USAF began moving its personnel and equipment shortly after the Uzbeks told us to pack up and go. (DR 09/08/05)