Afghan President Hamid Karzai is urging all Taliban not linked to al-Qaida or other terrorist networks to return to Afghanistan.
Mr. Karzai called on the international community to support what he calls his government's "reconciliation" efforts. He made the remarks to world leaders and security experts today, Sunday on the final day of a security conference in Munich, Germany.
The U.S. national security adviser, retired General James Jones, told the conference that NATO members must work together with the Afghan and Pakistani governments to succeed in Afghanistan. And the newly appointed U.S. special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan said the situation in Afghanistan presents one of the most difficult challenges he has ever seen. Richard Holbrooke said countering the insurgency and bringing stability to Afghanistan will be much tougher than doing the same in Iraq.