The Afghanistan Negotiations Are Not Going Well

Afghan army commandos train

Talks to draw down the war effectively are being derailed

Just when it seemed like all the sides were ready to come together to finally end the Afghanistan war, suddenly no one is talking to anyone and peace could not seem farther away. Less than a month after opening a diplomatic office to further the cause of a settlement, the Taliban announced they have shut down their Qatar outpost and cut off all meetings on the subject. Meanwhile, a “frustrated” Barack Obama is threatening to end all U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, thanks to a relationship with President Hamid Karzai that is “slowly unraveling.”

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