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US hopes to bring Taliban to negotiating table despite Trump ruling out such talks

Afghan security forces keep watch as smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul,ÊAfghanistanÊJanuary 21, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

By: Keerthi Mohan

US President Donald Trump’s Afghanistan strategy will succeed only if the Taliban agrees to come to the negotiating table for peace talks. But in the wake of multiple attacks in Kabul last month, Trump ruled out any such talks, at least in the near future, thereby contradicting his strategy. There seems to be no end in sight for US’s war with Taliban, something that has been going on for 16 years. And several lawmakers feel no significant progress will take place under Trump as well, as Trump’s new strategy has not been bringing much results. The terrorist attacks in the…

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