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TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

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.