Richard Ottaway
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Afghanistan campaign needs political follow-up, say MPs

Talks with the Taliban should be held because the current tactics being used in Afghanistan are not succeeding in achieving a stable solution, MPs have suggested.

A Commons foreign affairs committee report said the US must step up efforts to hold talks with the Taliban if a political resolution is to be reached.

Conservative MP Richard Ottaway, the committee's chairman, said: "Every day we are fighting is a day less for negotiation."

  • 02 Mar 2011
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