Gates Expresses Confidence in Continued Manas Access
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT, April 13, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates expressed confidence today that political upheaval in Kyrgyzstan won’t cause the United States to lose use of an air base that’s critical to supplying operations in Afghanistan.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates listens to a question from Associated Press journalist Anne Flaherty while traveling to Lima, Peru, as part of a four-day trip to South America, April 13, 2010. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison