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    Russia Opens Route for U.S. to Fly Arms to Afghanistan
    By Peter Baker, New York Times

    The Russian government has agreed to let American troops and weapons bound for Afghanistan fly over Russian territory, officials on both sides said Friday. The arrangement will provide an important new corridor for the United States military as it escalates efforts to win the eight-year war.

    The agreement, to be announced when President Obama visits here on Monday and Tuesday, represents one of the most concrete achievements in the administration’s effort to ease relations with Russia after years of tension. But the two sides failed to make a trade deal or resolve differences over missile defense, and are struggling to draft a preliminary nuclear arms deal.

    I think this is very clever of the Russians. They know from first-hand experience that Afghanistan can bring an empire to its knees. In other words, to quote, Admiral Akbar:

                    &nbs p;                &n bsp;          It's a TRAP! —

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