LIGNET: US Push for Peace Talks Could Strengthen Taliban

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 01:14 PM

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During its accelerated military drawdown from Afghanistan, the Obama Administration is continuing to pursue reconciliation talks between the Taliban and the Afghanistan government, seeing it as a key element of its disengagement strategy. However, the U.S. push for talks looks not only likely to fail but may actually embolden the Taliban and weaken the authority of the Afghan national government.
 

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