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U.S., Afghanistan: Trump Presents a Clue, and a Possible Snag, for a Peace Deal

MIN READAug 30, 2019 | 19:08 GMT

(Stratfor)

On Aug. 29, President Donald Trump, who has made clear his interest in ending the U.S. involvement in the war in Afghanistan, said that 8,600 U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future before the United States decides what path a further withdrawal from its long involvement in the war there will take. Trump’s comments come as U.S. and Taliban representatives in Doha, Qatar, are in the middle of a ninth round of peace talks....

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