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Afghanistan, US Seeking to Protect Families of Taliban Leaders Looking for Peace

Top Afghan officials see a genuine chance for peace with elements of the Taliban and the Haqqani network but worry the latest effort at reconciliation could be undermined, both by internal rivals and by Pakistan and other foreign influences. Afghan officials believe those insurgent leaders who seek to make a deal are being threatened, and that some have already been forced to back away following threats to their families. "It's not a theoretical threat. It is real,"...

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