A Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 photo, shows a Taliban fighter from central Afghanistan who is known to the Associated Press from the time of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, but cannot be identifi

 

              A Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 photo, shows a Taliban fighter from central Afghanistan who is known to the Associated Press from the time of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, but cannot be identifi
A Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 photo, shows a Taliban fighter from central Afghanistan who is known to the Associated Press from the time of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, but cannot be identified, is seen during an interview with the Associated Press wrapping a cloth around his face, in Kabul, Afghanistan. As the clock ticks toward 2014 and the final withdrawal of NATO and U.S. troops, peace talks with the Taliban are floundering even as the Taliban are showing some hopeful signs, attending international conferences and issuing a statement from their reclusive one-eyed leader with a surprise offer to share power in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)