How Two Nuclear-Armed Enemies Put America in a Bind

WIB history August 12, 2016 0

Pakistani and Indian soldiers shake hands during the Wagha border ceremony. Koshy Koshy photo via Flickr Podcast — India and Pakistan will never get along, but the...
Pakistani and Indian soldiers shake hands during the Wagha border ceremony. Koshy Koshy photo via Flickr

Podcast — India and Pakistan will never get along, but the United States needs them both

by MATTHEW GAULT

India and Pakistan are often at each others’ throats, and one day, the United States may have to make a choice. Both want American support. Both have close relations with the United States.

And both have nuclear weapons.

This week on War College we talk to Daniel Markey, a senior research fellow at Johns Hopkins University about that delicate balancing act, where diplomatic failure by Washington could have deadly repercussions for millions.