U.S. Legacy in Afghanistan: Taliban Seeks Return to Mainstream

260

KADULA, Afghanistan — Fourteen years after being toppled by U.S.-backed forces, senior members of the extremist group that sheltered Osama bin Laden before and after he plotted the 9/11 attacks are negotiating to end the insurgency.

The Taliban’s attempt to return to the political mainstream fills Afghans like farmer Mohammed Rustam with despair.