10/22/2010 02:36 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Afghanistan Peace Talks Reportedly Exaggerated, Just 'A Psychological Operation'

Despite news reports of high-level talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government, no significant peace negotiations are under way in Afghanistan, U.S. officials and Afghanistan experts said Thursday.

These same experts said the reports, which appeared in a number of U.S. media outlets, could be part of a U.S. "information strategy" to divide and weaken the Taliban leadership.

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