About 75 percent of NATO supplies begin their journey to Afghanistan from the Pakistani port city of Karachi, approximately 700 miles from the Khyber Pass. Truck traffic at the pass has dwindled from about 300 vehicles a day to 40 due to attacks. The United States is considering alternative supply routes.
SOURCE: | By Laris Karklis - The Washington Post - December 19, 2008
NATO Materiel Threatened in Pakistan Article | PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A recent increase in Taliban attacks on a crucial NATO transportation route from Pakistan to Afghanistan could imperil efforts to bolster the flagging, seven-year U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan, U.S. and Pakistani officials say.