The Uzbek advantage over the Tajik option would be the sustainability of Karshi-Khanabad
base over the Tajik base.
Air Base near the Uzbek-Afghan border, which came to be known as K2 by the Americans, served as an important bridgehead for projecting American force onto Afghanistan.
This permits the support battalions at Karshi-Khanabad
, Bagram Airfield, and Kandahar Airfield to support one another if necessary.
You may remember that the bombing campaign began on October 7, hours after Uzbekistan agreed to our carrying out search and rescue missions from Karshi-Khanabad
troops from the Karshi-Khanabad
base after Washington condemned it over a violent crackdown on a protest in the town of Andizhan in May 2005.
The first countries to receive American combat aircraft included Pakistan, notably at a base in Jacobabad, and Uzbekistan, at Karshi-Khanabad
was told the night before that its mission tasking, called a frag (fragmentary order), was to fly supplies from Karshi-Khanabad
Air Base, Uzbekistan--known as K-2--to Fire Base Salerno, Afghanistan.
Resupply currently flows primarily through Al Udeid, Qatar, or Karshi-Khanabad
I was activated and ordered to Karshi-Khanabad
Airbase in Uzbekistan from June to December 2002.
Deploying to Karshi-Khanabad
, Uzbekistanin June 2002, Captain Allen served in the combat theater until her redeployment on September 18, 2002, returning home on September 21, 2002.
to Germany, Turkey and, ultimately, the Karshi-Khanabad
base, in Uzbekistan, which became the main logistics hub for Northern Afghanistan.
air base at the Karshi-Khanabad
base in 2005, after Washington criticized the government forces' brutal crackdown of protesters in the eastern city of Andijan.