The Kazakhstan conflict is a Ghost Recon conflict. In 2012 Asad Rahil staged a coup in Kazakhstan, and the U.S. deployed the Ghosts to intervene. Working with their contact Grigoriy Koslov, they systematically broke the foundations of Rahil's power and then killed him in battle. Koslov was killed when he disobeyed Captain Scott Mitchell's orders, but the Ghosts triumphed soon after.