US official: Suspect in killings trained as sniper - The Associated Press

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — The soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, most of them children, and burning their bodies was trained as a sniper and recently suffered a head injury in Iraq, U.S. officials said Monday.

The name of the suspect, a married, 38-year-old father of two, has not been released. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said he may face capital charges, and...

After Empire, the Birth of a Multipolar World by Dilip Hiro, part I WLNC101

After Empire, the birth of a multipolar world, by Dilip Hiro a reiew fter Empire: The Birth of a Multipolar World (2010) Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Iran (2009)/(Financial Times' Best History...

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  2. Kyrgyzstan profile
    8th century - Arab invaders conquer Central Asia, including what is now Kyrgyzstan, and introduce Islam. 10th-13th centuries - Kyrgyz people migrate southwards from the Yenisei River region in central Siberia to the Tian-Shan region. 1685 - Kyrgyz
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  1. Published by The Rosen Publishing Group 2014
    ISBN 9781448847976,1448847974
    277 pages
    An overview of the history of the world including the ancient world, great civilizations, the medieval world, and the modern world.
  2. Published by iUniverse 2008
    ISBN 9780595526864,0595526861
    216 pages
    The small, mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan contains a surprising number of natural wonders, scenic beauty and cultural treasures. From the national pearl of Lake Issyk-Kul to world class skiing at bargain prices, horseback rides across vast empty plains, or a night in a shepherd's yurt, travelers will find ample opportunities for unforgettable experiences. Roaming Kyrgyzstan provides practical tips on travel, lodging, cuisine and activities for those who want to get an insider's view of the country. You'll find the best whitewater rafting, where to go for succulent lamb kebabs and how to get a peek at Kyrgyz weddings. Suitable for adventure traveler, the business visitor and the expatriate, the book guides visitors beyond the typical tourist destinations into the experience of Kyrgyz life and culture. In addition to travel tips, Roaming Kyrgyzstan contains a series of vignettes from the author's two and a half years living in Kyrgyzstan. She tells of her colleague who was kidnapped to become a wife, of a typical meal in a southern teahouse and of circumnavigating Lake Issyk-Kul solo by bike. These provide an inside view into the people, places, cultures and traditions of this magical, hospitable, and fascinating country.
  3. Published by Penguin 2009
    ISBN 9781590203781,159020378X
    480 pages
    From a critically acclaimed author-a comprehensive history of the part of the world currently making headlines The former Soviet republics of Central Asia comprise a sprawling, politically pivotal, densely populated, and richly cultured area of the world that is nonetheless poorly represented in libraries and mainstream media. Since their political incorporation in Stalin's Soviet era, these countries have gone through a flash of political and economical evolution. But despite these rapid changes, the growth of oil wealth and U.S. jockeying, and the opening of the region to tourists and businessmen, the spirit of Central Asia has remained untouched at its core. In this comprehensive new treatment, renowned political writer and historian Dilip Hiro offers us a narrative that places the modern politics, peoples, and cultural background of this region firmly into the context of current international focus. Given the strategic location of Central Asia, its predominantly Muslim population, and its hydrocarbon and other valuable resources, it comes as no surprise that the five Central Asian republics are emerging in the twenty-first century as one of the most potentially influential-and coveted-patches of the globe.
  4. Published by The Rosen Publishing Group 2004
    ISBN 0823944999,9780823944996
    64 pages
    Maps, text, and timeline chronicle the history of Kyrgyzstan, from the nomadic first inhabitants to the referendum approving constitutional reforms in 2003.
  5. Published by ABC-CLIO 2012
    ISBN 9781598845303,1598845306
    2524 pages
    This almanac provides a comprehensive, chronological overview of all American military history, serving as the standard reference work of its type.

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  1. Kyrgyzstan History Timeline. ... The small, mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan contains a surprising number of natural wonders, scenic beauty and cultural treasures.
  2. A chronology of key events in the history of Kyrgyzstan from the 8th-century arrival of Islam to the present day
  3. Kyrgyzstan is twice the size of the state of Michigan and had a population of some 4.7 million in 1999. 52%of the people were Kyrgyz, 21% Russian and 13% were Uzbek.
  4. The The History of Kyrgyzstan timeline, an interactive 'The History of Kyrgyzstan' timeline on Timetoast.
  5. Maps, text, and timeline chronicle the history of Kyrgyzstan, from the nomadic first inhabitants to the referendum approving constitutional reforms in 2003.