Defense Secretary Hagel: Taliban Talks ‘Worth the Risk’
by News Editor
The Hill – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday defended the administration’s decision to launch peace talks with the Taliban, saying the move was “worth the risk” and could ease the withdrawal of U.S. forces out of Afghanistan.
“We’ve always supported a peaceful resolution to the end of the bloodshed in the war in Afghanistan,” said Hagel in a speech at the University of Nebraska. “I think it’s worth the risk.”