The Afghan peace talks: Feasible, or futile? – Washington examiner

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.  (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Last week, the Taliban carried out a series of deadly attacks throughout Afghanistan, leaving over 500 dead and dozens wounded. Although a peace offer remains on the table, the Taliban are on the move, destroying any hope for peace and reconciliation.

The Ghazni attack was an embarrassment for the Afghan government and the international community. It revealed one of the most critical security challenges for the Afghan and U.S. security forces. The Taliban have 20,000 to 40,000 active fighters and control roughly 43 percent of Afghan territory. They maintain a feared presence across the entire country, and international support for law and order …. Read More on Washington examiner