Video Transcript

SME 1: "For such a poor country you see a lot of affluence in the capital. There's a lot of very newer European cars driving around. There seems to be a very wealthy segment of the population in Dushanbe, and for a country that is the poorest in Central Asia, that's something that seems very curious to somebody who's just arriving there."

SME 2: "Very well planned, wide streets, parks and avenues, you have street lights, you have, unlike [the] U.S., not every city has street lights. Most of them have street lights and also traffic lights, and traffic cops manning the intersections. And safe, safe, you felt safe when you arrived there."

In this video, a U.S. Army National Guard major and a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel describe Tajikistan's capital of Dushanbe.