Absent US diplomacy, India and Pakistan stand at the precipice of war

Absent US diplomacy, India and Pakistan stand at the precipice of war
"We will surprise you. Wait for that surprise" was the message Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, the director general of Pakistan Inter-Services Public Relations, had for his neighbors in India on Tuesday evening. It was a testy moment after an even testier day, one that served only to heighten existing tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan.