Tuesday, July 31, 2012

U.S. - Pakistan Agree To Allow Supply Routes To Afghansitan Until 2015

Paramilitary soldiers escort a convoy of trucks carrying supplies for NATO troops before crossing into Afghanistan from the Pakistan border town of Chaman on July 16, 2012. Pakistan and the U.S. reached a deal to reopen land routes that NATO uses to supply troops in Afghanistan. Stringer/Pakistan/REUTERS

U.S., Pakistan Sign Deal To Allow Supply Routes Through 2015 -- Washington Post

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan will allow NATO supply convoys to cross its territory into Afghanistan until the end of 2015, one year beyond the deadline for withdrawal of U.S. combat forces there, under an agreement signed on Tuesday by U.S. and Pakistani officials.

The pact seems to close, for now, one of the most contentious chapters in the long-turbulent relationship between Washington and Islamabad, cementing cooperation by Pakistan in winding down the war in Afghanistan at least in terms of logistical assistance. Washington also has urged Islamabad to step up its participation in the peace process by bringing to the negotiating table militant groups that shelter in Pakistani’s tribal belt and regularly cross the border to attack NATO troops.

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More News On Pakistan And The US Agreeing To Maintain The Supply Lines Until 2015

Pakistan, US sign troop supply deal -- AP
Pakistan, US sign NATO convoy deal -- AFP
U.S., Pakistan Formalize NATO Transit Deal -- RIA Novosti
Taliban happy Pakistan reopened NATO supply line -- AP

My Comment: What a waste of money .... but at least we now have a firm date on when our forces and equipment must be out of Afghanistan.

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