Following widespread Maoist attacks on Police and Army posts in late 2001, the Civil War escalated further in 2002. The United States intervened, granting $12 million of weapons and training to the then Royal Nepal Army. A fresh round of peace talks between the government and the Maoists collapsed in May. Shortly afterwards King Gyanendra dissolved Parliament and called for fresh elections, only to depose the then Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and install Lokendra Bahadur Chand in his place. Words cannot do justice to the losses and trauma endured by ordinary Nepalis at this time.