Logistics: Trans-Siberian NATO Weapons Express

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November 28,2008: Russia has agreed to allow Germany to send military equipment over Russian railroads to Afghanistan. This is a slow process, as the equipment goes across Russia, via the Trans-Siberian railroad, into the Central Asian nations and then to the Afghan border, where the equipment moves by truck into Afghanistan (which only no rail lines of its own.) Previously, Russia permitted NATO nations to send non-military supplies (food, fuel, medical and the like) to Afghanistan over Russian rails. Most supplies for NATO and U.S. troops still come via the Pakistani port of Karachi, then rail to the border, and via truck into Afghanistan.

 

 


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