Changes to Kyrgyzstan’s Special Forces; Influences on the War on Terror
erschienen in der Publikation "Facing the Terrorist Challenge - Central Asia's Role in Regional and International Co-operation" (ISBN: 3-902275-13-8) - April 2005
Autor(en):Col (ret.) Toktogul K. Kakchekeyev
The most important centre of international terrorism remains Afghanistan, where terrorists and rebels are still being trained. In general, terrorist organizations in Central Asia pose a threat to Kyrgyzstan. Several precautions have to be taken on different levels against this menace, mostly preventive measures, for example actions on the socio-economic level and a judiciary reform. The article also deals with those state-institutions responsible for the fight against terrorism (for example: the Ministry for National Security); organizations, programmes and initiatives which Kyrgyzstan is a member of and which are of relevance in the fight against terrorism (e.g.: ‘The Shanghai Organization for Cooperation’, the NATO PfP-Programme); and the reform of the armed forces of the republic from 2002 until 2010, which concerns the MOD, troops of the Interior Ministry, the National Security-Service, the Ministry for Ecology and Extraordinary Situations, the National Guard, the Service for State Security, the Border-Control-Service and the Justice Ministry’s Protection Department.