The Taliban and the Trump Card

U.S. and Taliban officials have agreed to a framework for a possible deal that could see a Taliban guarantee that Afghanistan will not be used by terrorist organizations or individuals in the future in exchange for, among other things, a full U.S. troop withdrawal. 

In an announcement on Monday, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said there was still much to work out, but showed optimism that a deal could be reached, leaving many who have spent years in the country, concerned.

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