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Taliban talks 'still just beginning'

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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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