1. Diplomacy

    U.S. Could Transfer Gitmo Inmates

    In this photo reviewed by US military officials, US military guards at Campt VI move a detainee back to his cell after he attended a lifeskills class that included resume writing at the US Detention Center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,  March 30, 2010.       AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Could the United States follow up the withdrawal of troops from Iraq with a diplomatic breakthrough in Afghanistan? Reuters says secret discussions with the Taliban “have reached a critical juncture.” The U.S. is reportedly considering transferring Guantánamo Bay inmates into the custody of the Afghan government. In exchange, the Taliban might denounce international terrorism or formally enter peace talks with the Afghan government. Despite the progress, Reuters says a diplomatic breakthrough “remains a long shot.”

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