Manas Transit Center in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / by Zachary Krahmer

Rows of USAF C-17 and KC-135 aircraft line the runway at #ManasTransitCenter. Manas acted as the primary airbase for American forces in #Afghanistan after #humanrights abuses in #Uzbekistan (5/13/13) led to an early termination of the Karshi-Khanabad (K2) air base in SE Uzbekistan in 11/2005. Recent pressure from Russia has prompted the Kyrgyz parliament to pass new measures that will end the American lease of Manas in July 2014. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosted his Romanian counterpart Corneliu Dobritoiu at the pentagon last Friday, where the issue was on the agenda. (at “Манас” эл аралык аэропорту / Международный аэропорт «Манас» / Manas International Airport)

Rows of USAF C-17 and KC-135 aircraft line the runway at #ManasTransitCenter. Manas acted as the primary airbase for American forces in #Afghanistan after #humanrights abuses in #Uzbekistan (5/13/13) led to an early termination of the Karshi-Khanabad (K2) air base in SE Uzbekistan in 11/2005. Recent pressure from Russia has prompted the Kyrgyz parliament to pass new measures that will end the American lease of Manas in July 2014. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosted his Romanian counterpart Corneliu Dobritoiu at the pentagon last Friday, where the issue was on the agenda. (at “Манас” эл аралык аэропорту / Международный аэропорт «Манас» / Manas International Airport)