Uzbekistan is teaming up with CIS countries, especially Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, to combat extremism, recruitment and drug trafficking.
Uzbekistani forces are continuing to train for the never-ending task of safeguarding their country from extremists.
Defeating extremism will take a combined effort of the public and private sectors, observers say.
The country is demonstrating its readiness to confront terrorists and other threats.
Terrorist massacres in Aktobe and Almaty during the summer have raised anxieties.
Tajik authorities are seeing stepped-up Taliban activity in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan.
Uzbekistan has succeeded in making its military a desired employer.
Troops are learning to safeguard the country from extremism.
Reservists receive timely and modern training.
Kazakhstan recently hosted a competition among international special force snipers.