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The New Taliban Code of Conduct: A Kinder, Gentler Taliban?

Erica Gaston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Erica Gaston

A new Taliban code of conduct declares: "The utmost effort should be made to avoid civilian casualties." This follows an edict ordering commanders not to carry out any more beheadings.

Can We Negotiate With the Taliban?

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

As each day brings bleaker news for Afghanistan, the possibility of talking with the Taliban seems to be gaining support as an essential step out of the quagmire.

Gunfire brings down US helicopter in Afghanistan

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents exchanged fire with U.S. troops aboard a Black Hawk helicopter in central Afghanistan on Monday before the aircr...