Not The Onion: Pentagon Wanted US Taxpayers To Reimburse Taliban

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The Pentagon wanted to reimburse the Taliban for expenses the group incurred attending recent peace talks, according to the BBC, citing a US Congressional aide. 

The request to cover the militants’ costs such as transportation, lodging and food was ultimately denied by a Congressional committee, despite the Pentagon’s request “to use funds to facilitate [the] meetings.” 

The funding requested by the Pentagon was intended to reimburse

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