They’re trying to tell you your LOC is subject to interdiction.
Militants strike at supply trucks in Pakistan January 21, 2008
Allied commanders in Afghanistan say that about 40 percent of their logistic supplies enter the landlocked country via Pakistan.
Since there is no rail link between the two neighboring nations, all cargo arriving overland from Pakistan’s main port of Karachi is trucked into Afghanistan. Militants allied with al-Qaida and the Taliban have made sporadic attampts in the past to disrupt the supply lines by attacking the convoys.
Taliban seize Nato supplies in Pakistan, 28/01/2008
About 40 per cent of the supplies needed for Nato’s 42,000 soldiers in Afghanistan pass through Pakistan. The vital supply routes follow the Indus valley from the port city of Karachi to the border town of Peshawar.
They enter Afghanistan through the Khyber Pass. Other border crossings from Pakistan’s province of Baluchistan are also used.
Taliban threaten US/NATO supply lines in Pakistan February 1st, 2008
Virtually all the fuel that is used in Afghanistan is coming through Pakistan. That cannot be airlifted; that has to go by land routes. And the Taliban and whatever other insurgent forces there are against foreign occupation of Afghanistan are determined to cut those supply lines.
The Pakistan Fuel Connection Feb. 12, 2008
When it comes to America’s relationship with Pakistan, remember one thing: it’s all about the fuel. Many presidential candidates are insisting that the U.S. get tough with Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf. But the reality is that we have almost no leverage. Why? The answer can be seen by looking at the American military’s fuel logistics nightmare in Afghanistan. Without the cooperation of Musharraf’s government, the 24,000 U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan would likely run out of fuel within a matter of days.
The U.S. military is now burning about 575,000 gallons of fuel per day in Afghanistan. And about 80 percent of that comes from refineries in Pakistan.
Quetta-Chaman highway reopened, February 16, 2008
CHAMAN: Quetta-Chaman highway reopened after successful negotiations between security forces and Ghibzai tribesmen here on Monday. Armed Ghibzai tribesmen blocked Quetta-Chaman highway and set ablaze several vehicles in protest against the arrest of their relatives by the FC in Gulistan early Monday morning.
NATO knows this. This is why the Germans don’t want to get too far from Termez. The Paks can’t secure the LOC and they won’t let anybody else. The Taliban wintering in the Pashtun Tribal Belt don’t need to come west and get killed come spring. They can stay where they are and hit the convoys. Hard times for the Good Guys in Afghanistan.