Afghanistan War News Updates — October 15, 2010

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. Pool photo by Carolyn Kaster Push On Talks With Taliban Confirmed By NATO Officials — New York Times BRUSSELS — The United States is helping senior Taliban leaders attend initial peace talks with the Afghan government in Kabul because military officials and diplomats want to take advantage of any possibility of political reconciliation, Obama administration and NATO officials said Thursday. Even as senior American officials cautioned that they were not yet ready to formally join a nascent peace effort with their Taliban foes of the past nine years, they acknowledged that the reconciliation effort was an important element in the American-led war in Afghanistan. Read more …. More News On Afghanistan Holbrooke: Contacts with Taliban picking up — AP US, Reversing Course, Backs Afghan Peace Effort — New York Times/AP NATO allowed Taliban official to Kabul: Petraeus — Reuters Petraeus says NATO helped top Taliban commander travel to Kabul — USA Today U.S.-led forces aiding reconciliation talks between Afghan government, Taliban — Washington Post NATO Says It’s Ready to Help in Taliban Talks — Voice of America Head of Afghan peace council says Taliban is ready to talk — Washington Post Pakistan says it is ready to help Taliban talks with Afghanistan government — The Telegraph Talks with Taliban getting started — UPI U.S. Uses Attacks to Nudge Taliban Toward a Deal — New York Times 3 NATO troops die in Afghanistan as attacks surge — Yahoo News/AP Attacks Kill 8 Foreign Troops In Afghanistan — New York Times More foreign troop deaths in Afghanistan — CNN 16 coalition troops died in last 3 days — CNN Official: NATO supplies ambush kills 2 in Pakistan — AP Taliban torch NATO truck in Pakistan, two dead — AFP Fresh claims US is running secret prison in Afghanistan — BBC Afghan detainees mistreated in secret U.S. jail: report — Reuters Report: Afghans allege abuse at secret US jail — AP Report: Afghan Detainees Abused in “Black Jail” — US Linda Norgrove’s father speaks to US commander — BBC Petraeus: Video shows grenade-throwing motion during botched rescue operation in Afghanistan — Canadian Press Body of British aid worker killed in Afghanistan flown back to UK — The Guardian Disfiguring tropical disease surges in Afghanistan — Yahoo News/AP Karzai’s brother might be indicted for evading U.S. taxes — Washington Post Petraeus: ‘Right strategy’ in place in Afghanistan — CNN Progress is hard to recognise in Afghanistan — Craig Coleman, The Australian

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Afghanistan War News Updates — October 15, 2010

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