19 February 2011
the united states has held secret talks with a number of senior taliban members to see if they are willing to lay down their weapons and join the peace process -- "but such informal contacts have been denied by the taliban. they say it is just washington's propaganda to cause rifts among the taliban rank-and-file." + the taliban has the upper hand and do not want to engage in peace talks.
Posted by wst... at 17:46