Monday, December 8, 2008
The New York Times reports that more than 100 supply trucks headed for allied troops in Afghanistan were destroyed outside Peshawar, Pakistan yesterday by Taliban forces. On Monday, a Taliban force set fire to 50 vehicles headed for Afghanistan at a truck stop near Peshawar. Most of the supplies for U.S. and NATO troops are brought in through the port of Karachi, and travel through Pakistan to the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan.
Newsweek's Fareed Zakharia has a related article about the Pakistan military's looming choice between supporting action against Islamic terrorists and making Pakistan a pariah state, as new evidence links Pakistan's intelligence organization to the terrorists responsible for last month's deadly attacks in Mumbai.