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U.S., Afghanistan: Trump Pulls the Plug on Talks With the Taliban

MIN READSep 9, 2019 | 21:33 GMT

(Stratfor)

On Sept. 7, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to declare he was calling off a secret summit at Camp David that would have involved meetings with the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to secure a peace deal in Afghanistan. More than that, however, Trump also declared an abrupt end to a year's worth of U.S.-Taliban negotiations -- citing continuing violence from the Taliban, including a Sept. 5 attack that killed a U.S. service member and at least 11 others....

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