General Tommy Franks, the Commander-in-Chief of the US Central Command, arrived in Tashkent on Tuesday. This is the US General's third visit to Uzbekistan in 2001. He paid his last visit to Uzbekistan in late October. General Franks is to discuss bilateral cooperation, regional security and other issues of mutual interest with Uzbek Defence Minister Kadyr Gulyamov, Rear Admial Craig Quigly, who heads the US Central Command's PR Centre, told RIA Novosti. According to the Rear Admiral, Tommy Franks will visit the Khanabad military base near the town of Karshi and take a closer look at how the US servicemen stationed at this base live.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities