This one cracks me up. It just goes to show, as long as the balance of power is kept, the U. S. doesn't care who has what kind of conventional weapon. The balance of power being defined as the U. S.'s allies having the power.
United States has agreed to sell sophisticated F-16 fighter planes to
both India and its next-door rival Pakistan, administration officials
said Friday, and India immediately expressed displeasure to President
The diplomatically sensitive move — which the administration was ready to announce later Friday — rewards Pakistan for help in the war on terrorism but angers India, a U.S. ally and a fellow democracy.
The sales to two nuclear countries that have warred over the Kashmir territory could raise eyebrows among U.S. allies in Europe who are under White House pressure not to lift an arms embargo on China. The Bush administration argues that European weapons could contribute to rising tensions between Beijing and Taiwan.