Sunday, March 28, 2004
Today we have news that U.S. and Indian infantry are engaged in wargames in the jungles of northeastern India.
The exercises are part of increasingly close military ties between the United States and India which were on opposite sides during the Cold War.
Joint military exercises have expanded over the past two years with Indian troops also visiting the US for wargames in Alaska and elsewhere.
You don't hear much about this for two reasons. First, the Administration does not want to beat its own chest, because doing so would tremendously annoy Pakistan, which finally seems to be carrying our water in the war against Al-Qaeda. Second, the warming of U.S. - India relations is so inconsistent with the dominent theme pushed along by the major media -- that the Bush crowd doesn't "do" diplomacy -- that the press would rather ignore it.