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Taliban still attacking Afghan government as they await potential ceasefire deal with US
"Our leadership hasn't conveyed any message about a ceasefire to us," said a Taliban commander.
Will leaving Afghanistan cause another 9/11? Former soldiers and diplomats say no, not necessarily
"We have the counter-terrorism capacity to get the guys we need to get ... It shouldn't be any different in Afghanistan."
Taliban kill at least 29 Afghan security personnel in renewed clashes
The surge in hostilities signals deadlock at stop-start peace talks involving U.S and Taliban negotiators
Top US general claims Afghanistan peace talks are right around the corner
"I think the chances of a positive outcome through negotiations is higher than I have seen, and I've been deeply involved in Afghanistan for 18 years."
Esper says he’s ‘open’ to spiking military exercises in South Korea
"I think we have to be open to all those things that empower and enable our diplomats"
North Korea says US is ‘misleading the public’ on status of denuclearization talks
The reclusive regime gave the U.S. until the end of this year to change its approach, warning that relations "may immediately come to an end."
US and Taliban peace delegates are both meeting in Pakistan
Both the U.S. and the Taliban are in town to talk with Pakistani officials, but it was not known if the U.S. and Taliban would themselves meet
Iran says it held talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban
This won't end well.
Army Secretary nominee sides with Trump on cancelling meeting with the Taliban
"I think it was the right decision to step back from the table."
Trump says he canceled secret peace talks with the Taliban due to recent attacks
Trump said he had planned a secret meeting with the Taliban's "major leaders" on Sunday at a presidential compound in Camp David, Maryland.
Top American diplomat says Afghans and Taliban have agreed to a ‘roadmap for peace’
The U.S. envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, met Taliban officials briefly a day after a delegation of Afghan citizens and the militants agreed on a "roadmap for peace", in particular a joint...
The Army Won’t Say If Afghan Forces Can Handle A US Withdrawal Yet
"I would certainly hesitate to use the word 'dramatic' improvement."
Taliban Call Off Afghanistan Peace Talks With US Over ‘Agenda Differences’
The Afghan Taliban said on Tuesday they had called off peace talks with U.S. officials in Qatar this week due to an "agenda disagreement," especially over the involvement of Afghan...
Progress! Taliban Calls Afghan Government ‘Kabul Administration’ Instead Of ‘Puppets’ For Once
The Afghan Taliban may have shown up in the United Arab Emirates for a confab with an extremely conciliatory United States this … Continued
This Analysis Of Taliban Peace Talks Started Out As A Conversation About Hemorrhoids
Your friendly Pentagon correspondent had a great idea for this Run-Down: Drinking too much coffee and eating MREs with chili … Continued
ISIS Sinks Its Teeth Into The Taliban Amid The Latter’s Bid For Peace Talks
The Taliban has lost a top commander to an ISIS suicide bomber who attacked a meeting between jihadists and village leaders … Continued