Pakistan trench on disputed Afghan border carves new rift between US allies

December 4, 2014 5:34 AM

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Pakistan trench on disputed Afghan border carves new rift between US allies

In this May, 16, 2014 photo, a Pakistani border guard stands alert as an excavator digs a trench along the Pakistan Afghanistan border at Chaman post in Pakistan. Like the Berlin Wall or Israel’s West Bank barrier, the planned 485-kilometer (300-mile) trench is giving physical form to a border that locals have long seen as artificial, dividing families and crippling trade. And it is adding to simmering tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. allies which have long accused each other of turning a blind eye to insurgents. (AP Photo/Matiuallah Achakzai) (The Associated Press)

In this May, 16, 2014 photo, a Pakistani border guard stands alert as an excavator digs a trench along Pakistan Afghanistan border at Chaman post in Pakistan. ILike the Berlin Wall or Israel’s West Bank barrier, the planned 485-kilometer (300-mile) trench is giving physical form to a border that loc...

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