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The Endgame to Afghanistan's Long War Takes Shape

Jan 30, 2019 | 15:19 GMT
Pakistani army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor visits North Waziristan, near the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, on Jan. 27, 2019.

Pakistan army spokesperson Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor (R) visits a market in Miran Shah, a town in North Waziristan, near the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, on Jan. 27, 2019. 

(FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

As the U.S. considers its exit from Afghanistan, the Afghan government and the Taliban (and their backers in Pakistan) are positioning themselves to strike a peace agreement that advances the long-running strategic objectives for each. Here are some factors to watch as negotiations continue....

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