Middle East

October 3, 2010

Afghan wrestles with protecting NATO supply routes

With a government-imposed deadline looming to shutter Afghanistan's private security companies, Afghanistan officials are pushing for the creation of a new state-run military brigade equipped with its own trucks and thousands of soldiers to ferry essential NATO supplies around the country. Protecting routes has emerged as a central issue in recent days because of attacks along the network of roads from Karachi, Pakistan, through the fabled Khyber Pass and into Afghanistan.

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