US Cancels Taliban Talks: Voice of America

The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since October 2001. For almost a year, US negotiators have met with Taliban leaders to work out a peace deal. All the while, the Taliban extremist refused to work with the Afghan government. “The revelation of planned peace talks with the Taliban leaders and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Camp David and the cancellation of the meetings are the latest of U.S. President Donald Trump's unconventional foreign policy moves,” reports Voice of America. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Trump made the right decision after Taliban involvement in ongoing brutal attacks on in Afghanistan. But US lawmakers, including Trump supporters, said the meeting should not have been planned. The Taliban sheltered terrorist organizer Osama bin Laden who launched the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Trump has expressed desire to end the war and bring US troops home, while US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted, “"We're not going to just walk away, if it's not right" for American security interests in protecting against terrorism.” The Taliban have vowed retribution and Afghanistan prepares for more violence. The Taliban and the Ghani government plan to meet September 23. – YaleGlobal

US Cancels Taliban Talks: Voice of America

Trump cancels secret Taliban talks at Camp David, aimed at ending war in Afghanistan, but US politicians say a US meeting was a bad idea from the start
Monday, September 9, 2019

Read the article from Voice of America about Donald Trump canceling a meeting with the Taliban at his presidential retreat.

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