Analysts Warn on NATO’s Dwindling Supply Options in Afghanistan

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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Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.