Atambaev Wants To Close U.S. Air Base, But Can He?

Kyrgyz President-elect Almazbek Atambaev has made headlines by announcing that the U.S. air base outside Bishkek – currently known as Transit Center at Manas — should be shut down by 2014. American soldiers will leave the Manas base completely after the current lease agreement expires in mid 2014, Atambaev said in his first press conference […]