The U.S. military air base at Manas, outside the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, is scheduled to be shut down this year, a decision that came after the Russian government announced more than $2 billion in aid and loans to the Central Asian country.
The U.S. military air base at Manas, outside the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, is scheduled to be shut down this year, a decision that came after the Russian government announced more than $2 billion in aid and loans to the Central Asian country. Tom Lasseter / MCT
The U.S. military air base at Manas, outside the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, is scheduled to be shut down this year, a decision that came after the Russian government announced more than $2 billion in aid and loans to the Central Asian country. Tom Lasseter / MCT

Russia outmaneuvered U.S. over air base, analysts say

March 05, 2009 4:24 PM