Annie Gowan, Washington Post: India's ‘surgical strike’ on Pakistan territory hints at new era for nuclear-armed rivals
NEW DELHI — India’s military remained on high alert and villagers fled border areas Friday, a day after a claimed commando-style mission against suspected militants in Pakistan-controlled territory — an operation that could signal a key shift in India’s longtime policy of restraint toward its regional rival.
Details remained scarce about the “surgical strike” that Indian paramilitary forces say they conducted Thursday against militants assembled in six “staging areas” just across the “line of control” dividing Kashmir.
India had said the counterterrorism strike killed militants in the “double digits.” Pakistan, meanwhile, said Indian forces did not cross the line and instead shelled border posts, killing two Pakistani soldiers.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 30, 2016
Why the India-Pakistan war over water is so dangerous -- Michael Kugelman, Foreign Policy
India-Pakistan Conflict: If Neighbors Head To War, Who Has The Stronger Military? -- Jason Le Miere, IBTimes
Will The Fight For Mosul Be The October Surprise? -- Chris Weigant, Huffington Post
Peace in Syria is possible. Here’s how it can be achieved -- David Owen, The Guardian
Peres bombshell: I stopped an Israeli strike on Iran -- Steve Linde, Jerusalem Post
Is the U.S. Trying to Sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor? -- Ian Price, Diplomat
Thousands Of Colombians Fled During The World’s Longest Civil War. Here’s What They Think About The Peace Deal. -- Sara Elkamel, Huffington Post
U.S. Air Force and Navy May Challenge China in the South China Sea -- Kris Osborn, National Interest
Russia Accuses Us of Nurturing Aggressive Nuclear Strategy -- Vladimir Isachenkov, AP
Why the Next NATO-Russia Crisis Could Go Down in the Arctic -- Mike Scrafton, National Interest
Small Farmers in Russia Are Getting Crushed -- Pierre Avril, World Crunch
Former NATO Chief: The United States Should Be the World’s ‘Policeman’ -- Tom Rogan, Washington Free Beacon
Must America Lead? -- John Waters, RCB
Sept. 11 families can now sue the Saudis but will it matter? -- Larry Neumeister and Jennifer Peltz, AP
9/11 Families May Not Be Able to Sue Saudis After All -- Noah Feldman, Bloomberg