Wednesday, July 13, 2011

More Terrorism

Another terrorist attack in India, and it's once again plausible that the trail leads back to Pakistan.  What are India's options?

The trouble with low level conflict between nuclear powers is that it's very hard to respond openly without provoking nuclear war.  If India thought that it could take out most of the Pakistani nuclear deterrent in a first strike, it might be an option, but the cost would be certain to be very high, even if fully successful.  Does India have any useful economic weapons?  I wonder.