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Last week's deadly terrorism in Mumbai has increased tensions between India and Pakistan, nuclear powers that have gone to war three times in the past 50 years. We update events and ask if one target was Barack Obama's foreign policy goals. Also, the Big Three submits plans to Congress in a second attempt at a rescue, and another killing spree by Mexico’s drug cartels shakes up law enforcement and the military.


Banner image: Indian activists of the right-wing Hindu Shiv Sena organization burn an effigy of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency during a demonstration in Amritsar on November 30, held to protest against recent attacks in Mumbai. Photo: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Katie Cooper
Gary Scott

Reporter's Notebook Mexican Drug War Rages along the US Border 9 MIN, 33 SEC

Two weeks ago, Mexico launched a military offensive against drug cartels that have been killing each other relentlessly. Since then, 70 people have been slaughtered in Tijuana alone, 38 just since Saturday. The latest killing spree has put the city's top law enforcement official out of a job as well as shaking up the military, as Richard Marosi reports for the Los Angeles Times.

Guests:
Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times (@ricardin24)

The Idea of Pakistan

Stephen Cohen

Making News Big Three Submit Plans to Congress in Second Attempt at Rescue 5 MIN, 39 SEC

The Ford Motor Company will increase the fuel efficiency of its cars, get rid of its private jet planes and pay its chief executive a dollar a year, if it gets its $9 billion share of the $25 billion the Big Three are asking from Congress.  Ford was first out of the box today with plans to be presented in greater detail later this week. Neal Boudette is Detroit Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal.

Guests:
Neal Boudette, Detroit Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal

Main Topic India Reels after Mumbai Terror Attack 34 MIN, 11 SEC

A handful of attackers killed more than 170 people in three days of bloody violence last week in Mumbai. Pakistan says it will help determine where the terrorists came from. Reports say India was warned twice but failed to keep up its guard. Fueled by angry media, the level of tension is back where it was in 2001, when the nuclear powers were on the brink of open warfare. Were the real targets recent efforts to reconcile historical differences and Barack Obama's strategy for combating terror?

Guests:
Anuj Chopra, South India Correspondent, Christian Science Monitor
Ashutosh Varshney, Professor of Political Science, Brown University
Najam Sethi, Friday Times and Daily Times (@najam_sethi)
Stephen Philip Cohen, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Four Crises and a Peace Process

Stephen Cohen, et al

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