Black Market For US Military Equipment PESHAWAR, Pakistan Throughout the ages, this ancient Silk Road town near the border of Afghanistan has been the place where the black market thrives and the military spoils of empires are hawked openly.
Here in the storefronts you can still buy antique field rifles left over from the British presence of the 19th century and find uniforms and revolvers from the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s. Now the shops in this industrial rim of Peshawar are filling with military equipment and computers looted from the most recent empire to bog down in this hostile and impenetrable terrain: the United States of America. In the age of computerized high tech warfare, it is not just American hardware available on the black market. fear leaking into the wrong hands in this region where the Taliban and elements of Al Qaeda have a known presence. military laptop for $650 from a small kiosk, which is known as the "Sitara Market," on the western edge of the sprawling open air markets on the edge of Peshawar. military information, as well as software for military platforms, the identities of numerous military personnel and information about weaknesses and flaws in American military vehicles being employed in the war in oakley glasses on sale Afghanistan. military hardware and technology is increasingly compromising the oakley square American military supply route that runs from the Pakistani seaport in Karachi through the Khyber Pass and into neighboring Afghanistan. "This kind of trade has been happening in the past, but not so openly," said Rahimullah Yusufzai, a Peshawar based journalist who has reported from Afghanistan and Pakistan for several decades. "In the past few months this has started in a big way," he added. Lt. Col. Mark Wright, a Pentagon spokesman, told GlobalPost, oakley estados unidos "There has been a fairly constant amount of pilferage or losses" as trucks operated by civilian contractors have been attacked or looted along the supply routes from Karachi to the Khyber Pass. "We are concerned about securing the free flow of supplies," he added, "and we are working with other countries in the region to support a logistics network to support our supply routes." Wright said that typically computers holding sensitive information are not trucked into Afghanistan and that the military would be investigating how the laptop and the shelves lined with more military equipment and computers ended up on the black market in Peshawar. military's electronic information oakely sunglasses on hard disks has happened in the past. In April, 2006, the Los Angeles Times uncovered the story of confidential military information being smuggled off Bagram air base in Afghanistan on miniature hard drives and sold in markets no more than two hundred yards away. military officials cracked down on the brazen black marketers in Afghanistan, but now it appears the market has shifted to the Pakistani side of the border, and the trade is getting bolder. NATO supply convoys have been repeatedly attacked in the last six months and looted periodically inside Pakistan en route to military bases in Afghanistan. officials. But there are other avenues as well. The shopkeeper selling the laptop, who did not reveal his name, said the laptop offered to GlobalPost was brought in by one of his "suppliers" who specialize in smuggling across the Afghan border. "I've had two or three like this come in the past few months," he said about the laptop glistening on a glass counter under the sun. It was displayed in the shop amid racks of combat fatigues and Kevlar vests and tool kits. military issue stabilized binoculars are on sale for about $100 and a night vision mount for an automatic weapon went for approximately $300. Gore Tex boots and Oakley sunglasses line the displays of several nearby shops. In markets like this one and the hundreds of others like it along a one mile stretch of road, items from chewing gum to machine guns are brought in illegally over land from China, the former Soviet republics in Central Asia and Afghanistan. There are also stacks of large, locked fiberglass containers that appear to be cases for weapons, military vehicle parts or larger computers. military documentation and markings as well as serial numbers. A good price means $800, he says. This would be a steep price in the secondhand market for a regular Intel Pentium M laptop manufactured in 2004.
But this is not ordinary equipment. military laptop? The rugged laptop, which weighs approximately 15 pounds, is manufactured by Miltope Corporation of Hope Hull, Alabama. military since 2001.
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