Marine General Kenneth McKenzie, head of US Central Command, speaks to troops while visiting Forward Operating Base Fenty in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Monday. Photo: Reuters

US likely to ramp up operations against Taliban as Donald Trump says Afghanistan peace talks are ‘dead’

  • General says military will pursue ‘whatever targets are available, whatever targets can be lawfully and ethically struck’
  • US president still considering pulling troops from Afghanistan, saying ‘we’d like to get out but we’ll get out at the right time’
Topic |   Afghanistan

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Marine General Kenneth McKenzie, head of US Central Command, speaks to troops while visiting Forward Operating Base Fenty in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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US President Donald Trump spent Sunday at his golf club in Sterling, Virginia. Trump journeyed to the club outside Washington both days this weekend and was there Sunday after cancelling a proposed meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David. Photo: AP

Was the Taliban coming to Camp David for secret meeting, as Donald Trump claimed?

  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defends president’s now-scuttled plan as Donald Trump plays golf
  • Talks would have taken place just ahead of 18th anniversary of September 11 terror attacks
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US President Donald Trump spent Sunday at his golf club in Sterling, Virginia. Trump journeyed to the club outside Washington both days this weekend and was there Sunday after cancelling a proposed meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David. Photo: AP
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