October 30, 2011

U.S. Changes Tack Towards Taliban

Amir Mir, Asia Times

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United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, did not dismiss the prospect that reconciliation talks with the Taliban and other insurgents could include Mullah Omar. Whether the Taliban leader is prepared to sit down with the US is another matter, but Washington - and Pakistan - clearly realize he is pivotal to any Afghan peace process.

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