Kashmir: The First Test of the Bush Doctrine?

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The campaign against Afghanistan was not the first test of the war on terrorism, says tonight's guest, Navnita Chadha Behera. That part of the war was easy. The Taliban already had no friends, a coalition was easy to build, and the United States had a clear reason to begin a military campaign. Kashmir presents much tougher questions. President Bush said before the United Nations, "We must unite in opposing all terrorists...neither national aspirations nor remembered wrongs can justify terrorism." That would seem to include the freedom fighters in Kashmir. This hour: The ground rules for the war on terror. And is Bush's harsh condemnation of terrorism being used by the Indian government to justify a military build-up on the Pakistan border?


Navnita Chadha Behera, Visting Fellow at the Brookings Institution;
Thomas Simons, former Ambassador to Pakistan

This program aired on January 15, 2002.


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