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NUCLEAR THREAT: Political observers warned that the US' indifference to recent missile tests could increase the risk of another war breaking out between India and Pakistan

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004,Page 5

The US reacted with indifference after Pakistan conducted its second ballistic missile test in less than a week last Friday, but experts see new evidence of an ominous trend.

An inexorable arms race in South Asia is proceeding while President George W. Bush -- focused on re-election, Iraq and the war on terrorism -- is unable or unwilling to grapple with it in a significant or effective way, they say.

"I think the US is distracted by other issues ... They have crisis overload," said Stephen Cohen of the Brookings Institution, author of books on Pakistan and India.
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