Achilles' Heels

15 April 2009
From Kuala Lumpur

Violence has dramatically declined in Bangkok.  Touch wood that tensions continue to abate.  Only time will reveal.

The effort in AfPak has more than one Achilles' Heel.  Pakistan supply routes are definitely a weakness.  Please see this story in CSM:
 

NATO, US seek alternatives to Pakistan supply routes
By Anand Gopal / Correspondent
04.12.09

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Militants attacked a supply depot Sunday in Pakistan that serves Western forces in Afghanistan, increasing the pressure for US and NATO officials to find alternatives to their beleaguered supply lines.

In a predawn raid in the northwestern city of Peshawar, scores of Pakistani Taliban guerrillas torched trucks stationed at the supply terminal. The assault is the latest in a series that have targeted the Western supply convoys that run through Pakistan to replenish forces fighting in Afghanistan.


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