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.
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