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Trump’s cancellation of Taliban peace talks means indefinite continuation of unwinnable war

By Scott Taylor      

Despite Trump’s campaign promise to end the war, there are currently more U.S. troops in Afghanistan than when Barack Obama left office.

Trump will spin this whole cancellation and claim that this incident only proves he is still a master negotiator who was not intimidated by the Taliban’s continued campaign of terror, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Flickr

OTTAWA—In the days leading up to the anniversary of 9/11, U.S. President Donald Trump sent out a bizarre tweet claiming that he had just called off a secret summit at Camp David. According to Trump, senior leaders of the Taliban, along with President Ashraf Ghani and Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, were about to jointly announce the signing of a peace deal.

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