Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama has said the United States should try to help resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India as part of efforts to address problem of militancy in the region. In an interview days ahead of November 4 presidential election, he favored U.S. facilitation toward fostering a better understanding between the two nuclear armed South Asian neighbors, that have fought wars over the decades-old Kashmir question in the past but are now engaged in a peace process. "We should probably try to facilitate a better understanding between Pakistan and India and try to resolve the Kashmir crisis so that they can stay focused not on India, but on the situation with those militants," he said in an interview to a foreign TV channel.