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newspaper correspondent/Zhang Zhuo
logistical supplies the U.S. military to intervene Zhu’a line, took the opportunity to intervene in Afghan affairs
3 月 5 日NATO announced the resumption of high-level talks with Russia. The previous two days, Russia has allowed the U.S. “non-lethal” military supplies through Russian territory to Afghanistan by land. Analysts believe that NATO would hope that Russia will further open up air routes, the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan to provide more help. On the other hand Russia is also attempting to use supply lines to provide the convenience of the United States, involved in Afghan affairs, increased with the administration on major strategic issues on the bargaining chips.
NATO anti-terror help Russia
3 4, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, announced that the 2, the first carrying the U.S. military supplies freight train has left Russia, is through Kazakhstan.
He also revealed that these supplies in the Baltic port of Riga, the Latvian port of loading, and then shipped to Russia, through Kazakhstan, after entering Uzbekistan, and finally through the black country connected with the railway Afghan border line, into the Arab north.
In fact, early in the delivery of military supplies for the United States before, Russia has been allowed to include Germany, France and Spain, including the territory of NATO countries use Russian land and air transportation lines transporting Zhu’a military supplies, which The move is based on Russia last April – NATO summit agreed on the framework agreement. However, according to the agreement, Russia only allows delivery of the NATO countries’ non-lethal “military supplies, that in addition to transporting weapons and ammunition other than material. The first batch of material delivered by the U.S. military uniforms and food for the other.
United States has chosen Russia – Kazakhstan – Uzbekistan – Afghanistan, this so-called “northern route” is indeed quite upset. Current Zhu’a U.S. supply lines through Pakistan’s frequent attacks on the line is difficult to be guaranteed safety, but they no longer allow U.S. troops to use Kyrgyzstan Manas Air Base, resulting in Zhu’a U.S. military logistics work them into trouble . Obama recently announced that the Government is prepared to send more troops to Afghanistan, 1.7 million, which is undoubtedly more big Zhu’a logistical aspects of U.S. military pressure.
Russia in order to get more help, 5, NATO foreign ministers’ meeting decided to restore high-level talks with Russia. Since August last year after the outbreak of war in Georgia, high-level talks between NATO and Russia already frozen. Reuters, analysts believe that NATO hopes Russia to allow NATO countries including the United States use its air transportation line to transport materials, and are not limited to “non-lethal” military supplies. NATO also hopes to persuade the Central Asian countries, Russia can provide material transport channel.
Russia’s help with the strategic intent
Russia allow the U.S. military supplies to transit its territory, is widely considered Russia an important strategy for the United States ring. On the one hand, the intervention provides an opportunity for Afghan affairs. Russia has been worried that the U.S. will intervene in Afghanistan into the Central Asia, then Russia’s strategy of containment base, but did not suffer in Afghan affairs on the entry point, can only act as a bystander. And the U.S. military to provide logistical support for the Zhu’a line, and so was to squeeze the Zhu’a U.S. military’s “Gate of Life.” On the other hand, can use this as a bargaining chip in talks with the United States. The new U.S. administration took office, ready to implement change, making Russia see hope for improved relations with the United States. Allow Zhu’a U.S. military supplies transported through Russian territory, this is tantamount to the release of the Obama administration, “ironed” signal. The success of the war in Afghanistan a great impact on the U.S. government, the future of Russia might use the facilities in the Obama administration to force some major concessions on strategic issues, such as the eastward expansion of NATO, the United States to deploy anti-missile system in Eastern Europe, plans and United States and Russia to reduce strategic offensive nuclear weapons and other issues. In addition, Russia is also aware that if any of the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, extremists may be to the surrounding radiation, if its Russian collusion of religious extremism, Russia is also difficult to parry.
Some experts pointed out that, because of logistical supply line for the United States, there are many strategic benefits to be made, Russia may be a “director” of the U.S. logistical difficulties in this line of play. In the high economic aid to Kyrgyzstan, Russia successfully “temptation” of the guitar the government to close the Manas Air Base. Then, Russia and then came forward, the U.S. military to solve its primary manufacturing difficulties.
the United States is still looking for alternative routes
United States is very clear that if the “treasure” pressure in Russia who, sooner or later will be controlled by others. U.S. and NATO are actively looking for alternative routes.
long ago, even within NATO, came to borrow the Wakhan corridor in western China to provide logistical support for the coalition forces in the sound. Wakhan Corridor and the Afghan border in China, something the entire corridor about 400 km. In this regard, a Chinese diplomat said, China to provide NATO support premature.
present, alternative routes, the United States has been paying attention to Turkmenistan. This so-called “middle line” began in the Black Sea, the use of shipping the supplies delivered to Georgia and then transported by road to Azerbaijan, and then by ship into the Caspian Sea through Turkmenistan, the use of soil country overland into Afghanistan. Although this route is longer and cost more expensive, but can contain NATO against Russia. Also, if this route is able to operate well, can enhance Georgia’s strategic location, but also strengthen ties with Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, military cooperation, the United States to the Caucasus and Central Asia to facilitate penetration.