VoA News: Logistics Play Key Role in U.S. War Effort in Afghanistan

04.12.09

Categorie: Afghanistan, David Axe, Logistics |

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by DAVID AXE

U.S. President Barack Obama announced a new strategy for Afghanistan Tuesday that includes sending at least 30,000 more American troops to the war front. The increase will bring the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to about 100,000. But the infrastructure to support U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan is already strained, posing challenges to a troop surge.

Somewhere over southern Afghanistan, a U.S. Air Force transport crew prepares to drop a load of supplies by parachute to a Marine unit below.

Rugged terrain, poor roads and relentless enemy attacks force U.S. planners to deliver most combat supplies by air. “You just don’t have the lines of communication, the road structure, that brings things here sufficiently,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Steve Kwast.

See the whole piece at VoA News.

(Video: David Axe)

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