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|Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the president of Kyrgyzstan, announced he was ordering the eviction of troops from the Manas Air Base near the capital city Bishkek shortly after receiving a multi-billion dollar bailout from the Russian government. Frantic Pentagon officials attempted to deny there were plans to force the US out of its last Central Asian outpost before issuing a plea to the Kyrgyz government to change its mind.|
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