'..US troops will phase out their combat role in Afghanistan by mid-2013..'

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<blockquote>'What we've needed to do for some time is to transition from a belligerent in the conflict to a mediator focused on facilitating an inclusive political settlement. This appears intended to do that.'

- Matthew Hoh (former US Marine Corps officer and State Department adviser in Afghanistan), Source, Feb 4, 2012</blockquote>


<blockquote>'..free from violence & equal under law.'

Asia's peace - '..open an office for the Taliban in Doha, Qatar..'

US tells Israelis it won't join their war, Feb 3, 2012</blockquote>