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February 19th, 2014
12:02 PM ET

Will U.S. swap terror suspects for soldier?

There are new reports that the United States is considering a trade with the Taliban: five terror suspects for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who is being held captive. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

UPDATE: Bowe Bergdahl, U.S. soldier held in Afghanistan, freed in swap

RELATED: Fellow soldiers call Berdahl a deserter, not a hero


Filed under: Afghanistan • Barbara Starr • Bowe Bergdahl • Taliban
February 6th, 2014
07:14 PM ET

Taliban captures NATO military dog

The Taliban in Afghanistan has released video of a captive canine they claim is a U.S. military dog.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Animals • Taliban
June 20th, 2013
11:22 AM ET

Critics attack planned talks with Taliban

The Obama administration plans to send a high-level official to Qatar, where the Taliban have opened an office.

RELATED STORY: Trust low, but U.S. says talks with Taliban will go on


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Qatar • Taliban
BLITZER'S BLOG: President Obama’s olive branch to the Taliban
May 3rd, 2012
01:54 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: President Obama’s olive branch to the Taliban

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN)
– For a long time, U.S. intelligence officials have testified before congressional committees that there are probably fewer than 100 al Qaeda terrorists remaining in Afghanistan. They have suggested that there are many more al Qaeda members in other countries, including Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

If true, and I believe it is, that raises this question: Why does the United States still have 90,000 troops in Afghanistan and virtually none in those other countries?
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Filed under: Afghanistan • al Qaeda • Barack Obama • Situation Room • Taliban • Wolf Blitzer
BLITZER’S BLOG: Negotiating with the Taliban
June 23rd, 2011
02:13 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Negotiating with the Taliban

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama says he wants to negotiate a peace settlement with the Taliban, the group in Afghanistan that harbored al Qaeda in the years leading up to 9/11. “So as we strengthen the Afghan government and security forces, America will join initiatives that reconcile the Afghan people, including the Taliban,” he said in his Wednesday evening White House address.

He then spelled out these conditions for such negotiations: “They must be led by the Afghan government, and those who want to be part of a peaceful Afghanistan must break from al Qaeda, abandon violence, and abide by the Afghan constitution.”
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Filed under: Afghanistan • President Obama • Taliban • Wolf Blitzer