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Gateway To Afghanistan archive for Nov. 2010

TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

Tue., Nov. 30, 2010, 11:42 a.m.

Wiki Leaks: Manas, China, Russia -- and Prince Andrew

The U.S. ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, Tatiana Gfoeller, is in the international spotlight for her detailed description of a 2008 meeting in Bishkek with a surprisingly candid Prince Andrew and British business representatives in a communique that's among the thousands of secret diplomatic cables disclosed online...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

Tue., Nov. 9, 2010, 10:06 a.m.

Jet fuel supplier stirs Kyrgyz protest

Jet fuel, essentially the lifeblood of Manas Transit Center, has become a worsening diplomatic problem for the United States.Kyrgyz government leaders want the Pentagon to scrap its new, $630 million supply contract with Mina Corp., which many believe has ties to ousted Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek...

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Fairchild Air Force Base supplies 80 percent of the military aircraft and flight crews operating out of Manas Transit Center, a key hub along one of the primary NATO supply routes into Afghanistan. The small base, located outside the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek, is barely 400 miles from the Afghan border.



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