(AP) A U.S. peace envoy is back in the Middle East to warn the Taliban not to pursue a military victory on the ground in Afghanistan. He is expected to deliver a blunt message — that a Taliban government installed by force will not be recognized by the...

US envoy to warn Taliban not to bet on Afghan takeover

(AP) A U.S. peace envoy is back in the Middle East to warn the Taliban not to pursue a military victory on the ground in Afghanistan. He is expected to deliver a blunt message — that a Taliban government installed by force will not be recognized by the international community. The U.S. State Department said …