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    Default How will Nato exit from Afghanistan? - BBC (Video)

    [SIZE=3]How will Nato exit from Afghanistan?[/SIZE]
    As Nato prepares to leave Afghanistan in 2014, questions on how this withdrawal will logistically take place have yet to be answered. With the road route through Pakistan blocked, and instability and hostility from neighbouring countries making air and rail exits difficult, will it be possible to transport all the weapons and hardware that accompany the nearly 100,000 troops from this landlocked country?
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17999603

    It seems like some of it is sensationalized in the video, but my question to you guys: is there any better alternatives than the ones they listed?

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    From what I have heard, we have another decade to get it done.

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    Mostly by plane.

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    I like how they mention Uzbekistan's human rights record as being an obstacle to utilizing their territory to get stuff out. As repulsive as I find the Uzbek regime, using their territory is the most viable option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardaingeal View Post
    I like how they mention Uzbekistan's human rights record as being an obstacle to utilizing their territory to get stuff out. As repulsive as I find the Uzbek regime, using their territory is the most viable option.
    Germany is already using Uzbekistan as the main hub to support the Afghanistan deployment since years and has a rather big base there. This video forgets one major point, and that is that those vehicles are not easily piled up at any side of the border, most of US force equipment for example is rather in the south than the north which is close to Uzbekistan. Transporting them inside Afghanistan is a whole other topic, I imagine it's not so easy to simply transport all that stuff from the south to the north.

    Mentioning the human rights record is really funny considering that the other neighbours and potential transit routes are such human rights sunshine states...

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    Oh dear GOD, 4066KM!?!?!?!?!??! HOW WILL WE EVER DO THAT!??!!

    Kinda sad, I usually like their 'infographic' videos somewhat

    Heres a nice one about the Bering Sea Tunnel for ex
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15387714
    Last edited by IconOfEvi; 05-10-2012 at 08:40 AM.

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