Russians Give Message to U.S. Generals in Afghanistan: Bribe the Taliban

Two Russian veterans of the Soviet Afghan war privately warned Gen. Stanley McChrystal last summer that the key to winning the war would be to pay off the Taliban. The official who wrote up a summary of two meetings between the Russians and U.S. military commanders also wrote that one of the "key take-aways" from the meetings was that extra troops were not the key to victory. has obtained a document summarizing the discussions between two veterans of the Soviet Union's failed Afghan...Full Story
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