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October 28, 2008
U.S. considers talks with Taliban

U.S. policy toward Taliban leaders has been to capture, arrest or kill — but there is now talk of possible discussion and cooperation.

Siobhan Gorman, an Intelligence and Homeland Security correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, speaks with Martin Savidge about the shift in strategy, which involves engaging in talks with an armed group that actively harbored al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.

Gorman considers why the two groups might trust each other and how this relates to the U.S. plan to work with tribal leaders.  She explains that such efforts would require that the Taliban stop attacking U.S. and NATO troops.


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