Trump administration wants to force Taliban to reconciliation: Pentagon

By: PTI |
Published: March 14, 2018 12:14 am

Senator Joni Earnest said that the Taliban, it seems, is now transitioning from an ideologically inspired group into a narco-terror group which is using ideology as a veil. (Photo: Reuters)

The Trump administration is adopting a multi-pronged strategy to “force” the Taliban to reconciliation, a top Pentagon commander told lawmakers on Tuesday. The multi-pronged strategy includes military pressure, political pressure and those applied through regional partners like Pakistan, US Central Command Commander Gen Joseph Votel told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee during a Congressional hearing.

“I think the key strategy; the big idea here is to force the Taliban to reconciliation. The way we do that is by focusing on military pressure, by focusing on political pressure working with the…

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