Will the US deploy its troops in Uzbekistan?

Pentagon officials intend to visit Uzbekistan to discuss the possibility of deploying counterterrorism forces in the country, Politico reports citing sources.

This will make it easier for the United States to monitor the situation in Afghanistan and, if necessary, strike at the positions of the extremists. As noted in Politico, the White House administration has been conducting similar negotiations with the countries of the Central Asian region for several months.

According to the newspaper, Uzbekistan "rose in the list" of Washington's foreign policy priorities against the backdrop of the withdrawal of US troops and its allies from Afghanistan....