US Planned Big Boost in Military Aid to Tajikistan
Documents show that the US planned to train 1,200 special forces troops from Tajikistan.
The United States planned a large increase in special forces training programs for Tajikistan, newly released US government documents show.
The US also was planning to offer special forces training programs to Kyrgyzstan for the first time since being evicted from the air base it used to operate in the country, according to the new data.
The documents show that in fiscal year 2017, the US planned to train 1,200 special forces troops from Tajikistan. Of those, 600 were from the National Guard and a branch identified as "MGSO," and the other 600 were from the Ministry of the Interior's special OMON officers.
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