Taliban Strikes a Deal with Qatar to Open Peace Office

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The Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until the US-led NATO campaign of 2001, but it's been fighting back ever since. It says it won't negotiate with the Karzai Administration until foreign troops have withdrawn. But today it announced the opening of an office in Qatar, specifically to begin talks with the United States. Ernesto Londoño is based in Kabul for the Washington Post.

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Guest:
Ernesto Londoño - New York Times - @londonoe

Host:
Warren Olney

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Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal