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Trump Makes Unannounced Trip to Afghanistan and Says He Reopened Talks With Taliban

The trip helped to provide a fresh backdrop of visible military support for the president amid strained relations with Pentagon leaders over his interventions in high-profile war-crimes cases.

President Trump paid an unannounced Thanksgiving visit to American troops here on Thursday and said that he had restarted peace negotiations with the Taliban less than three months after he scuttled talks with the group.

  • Michael Crowley
  • The New York Times

“The Taliban wants to make a deal, and we’re meeting with them,” Mr. Trump said here during a meeting with Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani.

“We’re going to stay until such time as …

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