Writing in the National Review, Jack Crowe reports on the administration’s pending cease-fire deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The U.S. has agreed to the outlines of a peace deal with the Taliban that includes the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan in exchange for a guarantee that terrorist groups will not be permitted to take root in the vacated region, the New York Times reported Monday.
The U.S. has also demanded that the Taliban enter into a cease-fire with the Afghan government as a precondition for the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Taliban leadership is reportedly considering the demand but has not yet agreed to it.
While the deal has not yet been finalized, it represents the most significant progress since peace negotiations began some nine years ago.
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