After the Horror

In the wake of the terrorism in Mumbai, India has no good options. Nor does the U.S.

Arko Datta / Reuters

Smoke and flames rise from the iconic Taj Hoel, the last site to be subdued.

In the bloodstained aftermath of the horror in Mumbai, India picks itself up and counts the cost in lives lost, in property destroyed and, most of all, in the scarred psyche of a ravaged nation. But there are other consequences, yet to be measured, that the world will soon be coming to terms with--ones whose impact could extend well beyond India's borders, with implications for the peace and security of the region and the world.

As evidence slowly mounts that the terrorists--at least most of them--came across the Arabian Sea from Pakistan to wreak mayhem on Mumbai, the geopolitical reverberations of...

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