Precisely why we've tightened the noose around Vladimir, i.e. with Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Albania, and Hungary joining NATO. Also, we have US forces stationed in Uzbekistan, Krygastan (spelling), Tajikistan, and Georgia. How do you like that Vladimir, you Bolshevik!
Hmm,well some (pretty influential) folks in NATO like Germany,Spain & Italy seem to be tilting towards the Russian!!!Russia operates an airbase in kyrgyzstan( a few miles from the American installation) & has very very strong security ties with Tajikistan(including a small airbase) & Uzbekistan.Anyone will tell you that the US was able to secure facilities in the region for the Afghan war because the Russians didn't explicitly mind it & also because they themselves had great influence there.
And now Russia and China are ordering our forces out of Uzbekistan, Krygastan. How soon before they order us out of all of them?