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The Taliban Is Not al-Qaeda, and It's Very Dangerous for the U.S. to Confuse the Two

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The recent release of Taliban prisoners of war from the Guantanamo base in Cuba has whipped up hysteria among the media and politicians alike, both of whom have been all too quick, once again, to equate the Taliban with al-Qaeda.

Pakistan's Shortcomings As U.S. Ally Highlighted By WikiLeaks

Philadelphia Inquirer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The recent release of more than 90,000 documents by WikiLeaks raises the question of whether President Obama, like his predecessor, is also being play...

Pro-Afghan War Officials Play Up Taliban-al Qaida Ties: Analysis

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gareth Porter WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (IPS) - U.S. national security officials, concerned that President Barack Obama might be abandoning the strateg...

McChrystal: No Major Al-Qaeda Signs In Afghanistan

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The top commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said Friday he sees no signs of a major al-Qaida pres...

Taliban Not Likely To Host Terrorist Groups: Analysis

Foreign Affairs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

George W. Bush led the United States into war in Iraq on the grounds that Saddam Hussein might give his country's nonexistent weapons of mass destruct...

Sharif Eyed By U.S. As Partner In Pakistan | JANE PERLEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan -- The opposition leader, Nawaz Sharif, sealed his place as the most popular politician in Pakistan this month when he defied his hou...

Obama Must Isolate Al-Qaeda By Negotiating With Taliban: Analyst

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

The US and NATO have to rethink their military strategies on Afghanistan. And rather than using might, they will have to negotiate with terrorists. Will Obama be able to do that?