Sunday, July 3, 2011

US trying to shift supply routes from Pakistan to Central Asia

United States military is widening its Central Asian supply route to Afghanistan cargo and logistics need so that dependence on Pakistan be minimized, fearing that the routes going through Pakistan could be endangered by deteriorating US-Pakistani relations, a US newspaper reported late Saturday.
Citing unnamed Pentagon officials, the newspaper said that in 2009, the USA moved 90% of its military needs of surface cargo through the port of Karachi and then through the war strikenmountain passes into Afghanistan.
Now after a little expansion about 40% of surface cargo arrives in Afghanistan from the north, along a patchwork of Central Asian rail and road routes that the Pentagon calls the Northern Distribution Network, the report revealed.

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