Russia Could Cut Off Critical Supply Line to Afghanistan Staff
Posted: Mar 26, 2014 4:15 PM
Russia’s ongoing standoff with the United States could move Moscow to disrupt critical supply lines to Afghanistan and interfere with U.S. plans to establish drone bases in Central Asia, according to regional experts. A trade pipeline known as the Northern Distribution Network (NDN)—which runs through Russia, several Russian-allied nations, and down to Afghanistan—has carried 52 percent of all supplies to coalition forces in the war torn country, many of which are bound for U.S. forces.