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Afghan militants return to peace talks A militant group responsible for the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan has rejoined peace talks with President Hamid Karzai’s government, and four other factions followed after Afghan security forces crushed an attack by terrorists in Kabul earlier this week.
McCain hits peace talks with Taliban, troop withdrawal The Obama administration’s efforts to engage the Taliban in peace talks and its “fixation” on a 2014 deadline to withdraw all combat troops from Afghanistan have been “strategically debilitating” and signal that the U.S. has “lost the will for this fight,” Sen. John McCain said Wednesday.
McCain decries photos of soldiers with body parts Photographs of U.S. soldiers posing with body parts of militants in Afghanistan are “deplorable and despicable,” Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday.
U.S., Pakistan talk about $2.6 billion reimbursementU.S. and Pakistani officials are discussing billions of dollars in reimbursements to Pakistan for its role in the U.S.-led war on militants.
Taliban talks terrify Afghan women Afghan women are worried that the freedoms they have won since U.S. forces toppled the brutal Taliban regime 10 years ago will be squandered if the Islamic hard-liners return to power through a U.S.-led peace process.