US troops keep watch during an official visit in Farah province, Afghanistan. Photo: Reuters

Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft peace deal, Taliban say

  • US envoy says ‘significant progress’ in peace talks with aim to end America’s longest war
  • Taliban and US expected to meet again next month
Topic |   War in Afghanistan

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US troops keep watch during an official visit in Farah province, Afghanistan. Photo: Reuters
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One of US President Donald Trump’s major election promises was a commitment to end US military operations abroad and “bring the boys home”. Photo: AP
C. Uday Bhaskar
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Quick Take by C. Uday Bhaskar

Taliban ceasefire talks: Trump’s need to ‘bring boys home’ risks wasting lives already lost

  • As representatives meet to discuss an end to the 17-year war in Afghanistan, care must be taken to ensure the lives and almost US$1 trillion that have been expended in the war on terror have not been wasted

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One of US President Donald Trump’s major election promises was a commitment to end US military operations abroad and “bring the boys home”. Photo: AP
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