Manas Serves As Transit Center to War in Afghanistan

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A US Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker sits on the tarmac outside the Manas International Airport terminal. (Photo: David Trilling)

Only an hour's flight time north of the Afghan border, last year over 170,000 coalition soldiers passed through Manas en route to Operation Enduring Freedom there. Many spend only a day or two housed in transient facilities.

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David Trilling is the Central Asia Coordinator for EurasiaNet.

Manas Serves As Transit Center to War in Afghanistan

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