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US-Taliban Deal Hailed as Breakthrough, But Violence Likely to Continue

March 3, 2020 - 5:22am

The U.S. has signed a deal with the Taliban aimed at drawing down its military presence and ending its 18-year war in Afghanistan. The long-anticipated deal comes after a year and a half of negotiations and following a week-long partial truce. Officials hope the accord will set the stage for a more detailed peace plan that creates a power-sharing arrangement and lasting ceasefire, but the deal did not include a key player: the U.S.-backed Afghanistan government.

The US Needs to Rethink War and Look Honestly at Ourselves and Our Allies

May 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
The US Needs to Rethink War and Look Honestly at Ourselves and Our Allies

US Marines fire a non-explosive illumination round using an 81mm mortar to deter enemy activity near Gereshk, Afghanistan, September 23, 2017. (Photo: Sgt. Lucas Hopkins / US Marine Corps)
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