One Year Since Mumbai
SOURCE: The Daily Beast (9-30-09)
It's been nearly one year since the assault that killed 163 people in Mumbai last November, but the militant network that executed the terrorist attack is as strong and determined as ever. Vanity Fair's Marie Brenner captures the drama of the day in a must-read narrative piece describing India's 9/11. However, little has addressed the root cause of the bombing. According to Indian and Pakistan dossiers on the Mumbai investigations, The New York Times reports, the Lashkar network, which trained the 10 militants involved in the Mumbai bombing, is as strong as ever. Ties between the Inter-Services Intelligence directorate, Pakistan's spy agency, and the Lashkar are still strong. The ISI created Lakshar about 20 years ago as part of its bid to take back Kashmir in the proxy war between Pakisan and India.
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