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Is the word "Taliban" still relevant?




US Marines Patrol Remote Part Of Helmand Province Near Kajaki Dam on October, 17 2010.
US Marines Patrol Remote Part Of Helmand Province Near Kajaki Dam on October, 17 2010.
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According to a report in the New York Times, NATO troops are helping high level Taliban members get to these meetings safely. Brian Fishman is a Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, a Washington think tank. He's co written a paper in Foreign Policy Magazine this month which says that the term, "Taliban" has become meaningless.

Madeleine talks with Brian Fishman about how the word “Taliban” has evolved in meaning...from a small Pakistan supported militia to virtually any militant group in Afghanistan.