With no native units to absorb its new independent government, the Tajik Army is obviously a mess. When they formed their own army in 1994, it resulted in a Civil War. Now, Tajiks favor Russian Army because the pay is better. But those who get drafted are often abducted and sometimes beaten to death.
A country trapped between Russia and China denitely needs a powerful military. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for Mongolia whose only expertise is teaching the US troops how to identify and “use” jurassic Soviet-built arms and equipment.