US-Uzbek Relations a Six-Year Affair
The current U.S. Army presence in Uzbekistan is the offspring of a relationship conducted over a number of years between Washington and Tashkent. [...]
The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) combines the role of a US federal police force and an internal intelligence service. It comes under the authority of the Department of Justice and oversees the police authorities at the federal level. A member of the US intelligence community, the FBI often competes with the CIA on terrorism and counterintelligence cases.
As could have been foreseen, the new Republican administration’s policy with regard anti-missile defenses makes the security of critical American infrastructure--energy, telecommunications, water supply, transportation and financial services-- more crucial than ever. To be sure, building a shield against ballistic [. [...]