THE WORLDPOST
10/02/2012 03:35 pm ET Updated Dec 02, 2012

U.S. Scales Back Plans For Peace Deal In Afghanistan

With the surge of American troops over and the Taliban still a potent threat, American generals and civilian officials acknowledge that they have all but written off what was once one of the cornerstones of their strategy to end the war here: battering the Taliban into a peace deal.

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