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U.S. Moves To Revive Stalled Afghan Peace Talks

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February 18, 2014 AT 11:05 AM
The Obama administration is taking steps it hopes could lead to a resumption of peace talks to end the Afghan conflict, including reviving a proposed swap of Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay in return for a U.S. prisoner of war. According to Western officials familiar with the matter, President Barack Obama's senior aides in late December resolved to renew attempts to arrange the prisoner exchange with the goal of jump-starting negotiations stalled since last June. The hope is that the exchange could open the door to more substantive peace talks on Afghanistan's future.