‘Fight Now, Talk Later’: Afghan Peace Plan Faces Uphill Battle – Bloomberg

A military solution to the 17-year conflict has remained elusive. Photographer: John Moore/Getty Images

A Pakistan delegation is due to arrive in Afghanistan on Saturday to restart talks aimed at improving tense relations between the neighboring countries that have worsened amid a surge in deadly Taliban attacks.

The significant militant escalation — pushing back against a renewed and aggressive U.S. troop deployment — has put further pressure on the government already reeling from the long-lasting conflict. With the possibility of peace talks fading quickly, experts predict further deadly aggression from the militant group that is already active across nearly half of the country. Hundreds have been killed and… Read More on Bloomberg