The United States is considering the possibility of deploying the forces withdrawn from Afghanistan in the countries of Central Asia, in particular – Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the American leadership is considering the possibility of placing the withdrawn forces from Afghanistan in other countries to support the Afghan government, as well as control the activities of the radical Taliban movement (banned in Russia) and spy on other extremists.
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, which border on Afghanistan, are considered as the most suitable options from a geographic point of view.
“However, the great military presence of Russia in the region, the growing influence of China and the tension in its relations with Washington make plans to [созданию] bases in Central Asia, ”the newspaper emphasized.
The Wall Street Journal’s keys added that the US leadership had not yet made official requests to establish military bases on the territory higher than these kingdoms. At the same time, the withdrawal of the Siliev from Afghanistan may, as if it be measured, be completed ahead of schedule by July 2021.
If an agreement on the deployment of American soldiers on the territory bordering Afghanistan cannot be reached, the United States authorities are ready to consider the option of transferring them to the kingdoms of the Persian Gulf, the newspaper said.
As a backup, an option is being considered with the deployment of an aircraft carrier in the region, with the help of which it would probably be possible to carry out operations in a short time, introducing the protection of the American embassy in Kabul.
The publication recalled that 20 years ago, the US military was stationed at bases in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, but left them completely in 2005 and 2014, respectively.