Taliban Offered Safety and Job Security by the US

The United States of America wants Taliban to become a part of the Afghan peace process. Thus, US is offering them with safety and job security in order to attract Taliban to join the peace process.

The US, China, Pakistan, Russia and other international powers are trying hard to persuade Taliban to join the Afghan peace process.

A plan for the rehabilitation of insurgents has been devised by the US.

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The plan sent to Congress by the Pentagon states, “Although some members of the Taliban may be weary of fighting and ready to lay down their weapons, they will only rejoin society if they believe their safety and the safety of their families are guaranteed, and if they have an opportunity to earn enough money to provide for their families.”

It has been noted by Pentagon that though local leaders are starting peace programmes, the Afghan government has not developed a national reintegration programme”.

The Trump government wants to remove US forces from Afghanistan, but, Pentagon wants a certain amount of troops to remain in Afghanistan to compel Taliban to join the peace talks.

For over a year US used military force to force Taliban towards, “a durable and incl­u­sive political settlement”.

This selective use of military force did help in persuading Taliban to ceasefire during Eidul Fitr. The second ceasefire offer was not accepted by Taliban but there’re indicators of support within the Taliban senior leadership and a desire to pursue negotiations,”

The Pentagon report states, “Increased military pressure on the Taliban, international calls for peace, and the new SRAR’s engagements appear to be driving the Taliban to negotiations.”

An important part in the proposal by Pentagon to convince Taliban to stay vigilant in the peace process is to “ensure the long-term sustainability of the ANDSF” that would “demonstrate to the Taliban the international communities’ firm resolve in Afghanistan”.

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