It is clear that Hagel, just like Obama, will do his damnedest to implement stupid, fantastical policies in spite of what reality may tell them.
I would encourage India to meddle in Afghanistan. Pakistan is a corrupt, failed state. They should never be considered a long-term friend or partner - and their citizens should not be allowed into the United States. The Taliban will return to take at least part of the country when the US departs.
Let India, who is on the front lines, and is the biggest victim of Islamist violence, step-up and do what they can to minimize radical Islam’s reach in S. Asia.
I agree. We need to develop stronger military and diplomatic alliances with India, Japan and South Korea to isolate China, North Korea, Pakistan and our other enemies in the region.