Lay Down Your Guns

It's official: India and Pakistan may start playing cricket again. That doesn't seem like much, but any sign that hostility is easing between the two nuclear-armed neighbors is worth cheering. Still, a far trickier game lies ahead: solving their long-simmering dispute over Kashmir—and, specifically, reining in the violent militants who keep the Kashmir pot boiling.

U.S. President George W. Bush sent Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, an ex-wrestler, to New Delhi and Islamabad last week to lend support—and apply pressure. Before Armitage landed, leaders from both countries were quick to show Washington they were actively pushing for...

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