Date: Saturday, 21-April-2012, 0:24 AM | Message # 1
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NATO is getting more help from Russia in the Afghan war. At a ministerial meeting in Brussels on Thursday, the sides discussed expanding the vital transit of military cargo to Afghanistan through Russia's territory. Moscow has provided the alliance with air corridors and railway routes. The link is vital as Pakistan blocked NATO supplies from crossing its territory after an air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers 6 months ago. And as the alliance prepares to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, it finds itself in the midst of a string of scandals involving extreme breaches of discipline by US troops Washington says recently published photographs of soldiers posing with the remains of Afghan bombers show an isolated incident of young people caught up in the moment. For more on the topic RT talks to Mike Raddie from the London-based anti-war group Democracy Village.