may 16th, 2012 CEhttp://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2012/05/pakistan-and-america-come-terms?fsrc=nlw|newe|5-16-2012|1793192|35215652| this is the other shoe dropping. i had been wondering what the US was getting for forcing india to withdraw from siachen. the answer: the US war effort in afghanistan continues as pak won't stop trucks from driving through. what does india get in return for giving up the heights and control over the siachen glacier? undying love and affection from obama! what a deal!that has to be the second-best deal the indian government has ever negotiated the first-best deal? giving up india's substantial treaty rights in tibet in return for... absolutely nothing.