The US may not compete with China for influence in Pakistan.
The US has been insensitive in its dealings with Pakistan.
Pakistan’s equities in the US have shrunk.
More N-arms will not deter India to a greater extent.
The US has a one-point safety standard for its N-weapons.
Deterrence stability may prove elusive in Asia.
Nuclear deterrence stability is a mirage.
N-weapons are no help with internal security.
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