Academics: Taliban Ready to Accept Deal

But Taliban spokesman scoffs at think-tank report

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 11, 2012 3:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Taliban is ready to accept a peace deal that would allow a US military presence in Afghanistan until 2024, according to a group of academics who interviewed senior Taliban figures. The professors say that leading Taliban members have concluded that the "war is...   Read full story »


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