I am not sure what to make of this yet, but I am extremely suspicious of Russia and their true motivation for allowing this to happen.
Russia has authorized the United States to use its airspace for flights carrying troops and military supplies to Afghanistan.
The deal, signed Monday at a U.S.-Russian summit in Moscow, permits up to 4,500 military flights a year – about 12 a day – carrying troops, arms, munitions, military vehicles and spare parts.
Senior U.S. officials say the flights will not be charged Russian transit fees and will not stop in Russian territory.
Moscow had previously limited U.S. shipments across its territory to non-military supplies carried by train.
The White House said the air transit agreement will save more than $130 million a year in fuel and other transit costs.