Earlier this week the Pakistani government closed all supply routes to NATO’s occupation forces in Afghanistan. Yesterday, Russia’s Ambassador warned they might close the northern route over objections on the missile defense shield. Neither nation’s ability to cut off half of the supplies is considered a deal-breaker for occupation forces, but analysts say that the combination threatens NATO with a “cold death trap” in landlocked Afghanistan, and so long as both sides continue to push NATO simultaneously it gives them more negotiating power than normal.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Iraq Says They Killed 45 ISIS Members in Syria Airstrikes - June 24th, 2018
- UN Offers to Manage Yemen Aid Port of Hodeidah - June 24th, 2018
- Pentagon Sends Coffins, Flags to DMZ to Receive War Remains From North Korea - June 24th, 2018
- Iraqi Cleric Sadr Forms Political Alliance With PM Abadi - June 24th, 2018
- Judges Limit Iraq Vote Recount to 'Suspect' Ballots - June 24th, 2018