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How Trump trips up his own Afghan peace efforts

'Why would the Taliban give up anything in exchange for something the president has already said he wants to do?' asks one critic.

President Donald Trump’s efforts to end the U.S. war in Afghanistan keep hitting a major roadblock: his own proclamations that he wants to get out.

  • Wesley Morgan
  • Politico

Trump has repeatedly made it known he wants to remove all U.S. troops from the 18-year-old Afghan conflict, a topic he returned to Friday afternoon as his advisers briefed him on the status of peace talks with the…

But his public statements and

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