The decision to freeze aid to Pakistan is the latest example of how US officials, often, have to scurry to turn Trump’s tweets into policy.
Within Pakistan, a quasi-democratic government structure is expected to continue, though very much under the army’s heel.
Police and army troops summoned to the scene killed all of the attackers at the Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news service.
The Modi government’s conundrum is that if it rides the jingoism tiger, it will have to retaliate against Pakistan – but that will risk conflict between two nuclear armed nations.