Taliban can be said to have succeeded for now. Wow, American forces operating in fear by rules laid out by themselves. An American Presidency that wants to negotiate with them. They don't even need to use any of their own resources to instil fear in the American troops. Cool, now they can use their resources to recruit more Suicide Bombers. Young naive boys and girls can be shown how easily it is to confront American troops, just sit back and watch how they disintegrate themselves.