In late July 2005, Uzbekistan terminated an agreement
permitting U.S. forces to use the Karshi-Khanabad (K2) airbase in the southern part of the country
to support coalition military operations in Afghanistan. U.S. forces left the base by late November
2005. Major concerns include whether cooler security ties with Uzbekistan will set back the U.S.-led
Global War on Terrorism and other U.S. interests in Central Asia. This report may be updated.
Related products include CRS Report RS22161, Unrest in Uzbekistan, by [author name scrubbed].