Amere five months late, negotiations between the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan are set to begin soon—well, probably.
Prior to the Soviet invasion, Afghanistan barely registered as a topic of interest for the national press, surfacing in only a handful of annual newspaper stories.
Russia has been paying the Afghan Taliban bounties for American scalps. How do we know? Because the New York Times tells us so
The latest scandal, like others before it, is based on scant testimony by anonymous officials and has had the effect of pushing liberal opinion on US foreign policy into a far more hawkish direction.