Interesting article. The resemblance to Iraq, in the media's treatment, is unsettling.
What suprised me in this segment is the huge influence of Kissinger. Nixon did a complete turnaround from his original take based on a few words from Kissinger on Pakistan/India and the origins of WW1.
Kissinger is the more interesting character in this segment. He is the one making policy.
Great post. Thanks.
Confirms my dislike of Kissinger.