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Access to Afghanistan

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in response to reader comment: the grand fallacy in the Afghanistan region

Submitted by Gene Taglia (United States), Jun 1, 2014 at 00:37

Just look at a map and pretend you want to move an army and all its equipment into Afghanistan,and then keep it supplied with food, fuel, ammunition and all its other needs (excluding moving anything through, or over Iran). There is your answer; the most practical way to get anything in,or out of Afghanistan is through Pakistan (by ship to a Pakistani port, by rail to the Afghan border, and then by truck; or by air, over Pakistan). The US has to keep on reasonably good terms with Pakistan (plus paying them around $2 billion a year) to have access to Afghanistan.

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