Afghanistan: Secret US-Taliban talks at critical juncture

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December 19, 2011
Daily Mail [UK]    
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"After ten months of secret dialogue with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, stakes could not be higher. Senior U.S. officials say the talks have reached a critical juncture and they will soon know whether a breakthrough is possible, leading to peace talks whose ultimate goal is to end the Afghan war. ... the United States is considering the transfer of an unspecified number of Taliban prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay military prison into Afghan government custody." (12/19/11)

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