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War on Terror - What Next?

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Uzbekistan has allowed the United States to use its airspace during the war in Afghanistan, as well as an airport for the delivery of humanitarian aid. The Uzbek Government has its own problems with Islamic militants, and few believe Tashkent's co-operation has come without a price. Washington says the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has ties to al-Qaeda and poses a regional threat that must be rooted out. Many believe that the US might help Uzbekistan do that, while turning a blind eye to government crackdowns on opposition groups.

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