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Taliban talks 'still just beginning'


In ten years of war in Afghanistan few events have resonated in America as much as the deaths at the weekend of 30 special forces troops in a Taliban attack on their helicopter.

Ryan Crocker, the new US ambassador to Afghanistan, explains why he tends to see "more positive than negative".

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