Commanders of American forces within the composition of the International forces to stabilize situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (SFOR) disproved on Thursday mass media reports regarding reduction or transfer of American servicemen to Central Asia. Representative of the US command Matt Hendley stated in Tuzla that such statements were totally unfounded. In particular, he refuted the local press report about the reduction of the American contingent at the Air force base "Orao" in the settlement of Dubrava near Tuzla.
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now