April 14, 2010
Kazakhstan: U.S., NATO Seek Military Outpost Between Russia And China
On April 11, the day before the two-day Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, DC, U.S. President Barack Obama met with his Kazakh counterpart NursultanNazarbayev and their deliberations resulted in the U.S. obtaining the right to fly troops and military equipment over (and later directly into) the territory of Kazakhstan for the escalating war in Afghanistan.
Michael McFaul, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and senior director of Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the United States National Security Council, „told reporters in a conference call that the agreement will allow troops to fly directly from the United States over the North Pole to the region.“
McFauldirectly stated, „This will save money; it will save time in terms of moving our troops and supplies needed into the theater.“ The Washington Post…
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