Sarah Chayes (Photo: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

The US is to open direct peace talks with the Taliban after more than 10 years of war in Afghanistan, senior White House officials have announced. Sarah Chayes, a former special advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is pessimistic about the prospects for US talks with the Taliban. She tells anchor Marco Werman that any deal brokered with the insurgents is unlikely to stick.

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