On Saturday the chief of the Pentagon, Donald Rumsfeld, will arrive in Tashkent on a fleeting visit. As is known from knowledgeable diplomatic sources, the American defense secretary plans to meet with his Uzbek analogue Kadyr Gulyamov and President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. On Sunday morning Rumsfeld will give a press conference for local and foreign reporters. The Uzbek Defense Ministry is not yet confirming information on Rumsfeld's arrival.
US military analysts are concerned about the appearance of a new Russian sniper rifle known as T-5000
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign