Politics & Government

November 4, 2010

Obama unlikely to wade into Kashmir 'tar pit' on his trip

Shortly before winning the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama said that as part of his drive to end the Afghanistan conflict, he'd take on one of South Asia's most intractable issues — competing claims to Kashmir by nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India — even if it meant wading into a "tar pit" with little chance of quick resolution.

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