US to Sell Arms to India and Pakistan

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Since they were formed in 1947, India and Pakistan have fought three wars. Three years ago, they barely avoided a fourth. When both countries became nuclear powers in 1998, they were roundly criticized by the United States. Now, times have changed and recently India and Pakistan have been talking peace. Last week, the Bush Administration said it would lift the ban on selling Pakistan F-16's, and offered India the chance to buy fighter planes of its own, as well as missile and radar systems, and help in building nuclear power plants. We consider whether the US fueling an arms race between two nuclear powers and whether that's good for US security and world peace in the long run, with experts from the International Crisis Group, the Institute for Defense Studies, the Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment and a veteran of the Reagan State Department.
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