April 24, 2012 1:05 AM

Commentary: Pakistan avalanche deaths show futility of glacial battle

It took an avalanche that buried 129 soldiers alive April 7, under 200 feet of ice, snow and boulders, to persuade Pakistan's army chief that it is insane to fight India at 20,000 feet in the Himalayas to control the uninhabited and uninhabitable Siachen Glacier.

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