Tuesday, January 20, 2009

From Russia With... Well, Not Exactly Love

The United States has negotiated a deal that will allow supplies for its forces in Afghanistan to come on a northern overland route through, among other countries, Russia.

American commanders have been looking for a new, safer route to replace the truck routes from western Pakistan that pass through the Khyber Pass. An increasing Taliban presence there has rendered normal supply lines unreliable.

The New York Times reports that Russia is already the main supplier of fuel to Western forces in Afghanistan.

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