April 10, 2012
Releasing Taliban Prisoners Misguided
Institute for the Study of War, Institute for the Study of War
In an effort to bring the war in Afghanistan to a swift conclusion, the Obama administration is trying to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table. In late 2011, the Taliban expressed a willingness to engage in preliminary talks with the U.S. in exchange for the release of Taliban officials detained at Guantanamo Bay. To facilitate this, the Taliban struck a deal to open a political office in Qatar in early 2012.
TAGGED: Taliban, Afghanistan