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U.S. Commander Visits Uzbekistan

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U.S. Commander Visits Uzbekistan

U.S. Commander Visits Uzbekistan

U.S. Commander Visits Uzbekistan

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NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports from Tashkent that Marine Gen. Tommy Franks — commander of the U.S. operation in Afghanistan — met today with the president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov . The U.S. has about a thousand soldiers at a base in southern Uzbekistan, but the Uzbek government insists they are limited to conducting humanitarian and search-and-rescue missions.

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