From November 4-9, President Obama traveled to India for meetings with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Bruce Riedel discussed the significance of the trip in terms of trade and the global economy, Pakistan, and the growing alliance between the United States and India.
[The exchange of threats and military posturing between the United States and North Korea] raises the stakes. With the United States and others talking far too loosely about the prospects of a pre-emptive strike, that’s what would trigger retaliatory actions by North Korea.
[With the current level of tensions over North Korea,] [w]e could stumble needlessly into what would be the biggest crisis in East Asia since the United States intervened in the Korean War in 1950