Beware of Taliban bearing gifts
This counterpoint was written in response to the September 10, 2012 article on Defence IQ entitled, "Will the Taliban break from Al-Qa’ida, announce a ceasefire, and allow the US to remain in Afghanistan."
I read with interest the 2012 Royal United Services Institute briefing paper authored by Chaudhuri, Farrell, Lieven, and Semple entitled "Taliban Perspectives on Reconciliation" and was not at all surprised by the general context and timing of the Taliban "conditions" for cessation o...
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