U.S. Wrestling With Olive Branch for Taliban - NYTimes.com So the U.S. after sending 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan, are now considering to negotiate with the Taliban through peace talks with some of its lower-level members. But, they are also in doubt because the Taliban might take over the Afghan politics this way. I want to have a discussion as to whether it is a good idea or not to reconcile with the Taliban? What are some things that we don't know of and could backfire with regard to either reconciling or not-reconciling? What do yall think?