Trump Calls Off Meeting with Taliban, Peace Talks Flounder

Photo: US airstrike that killed 30 in Afghanistan in November 2018. By Jennifer Kelly On Saturday night, US President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was calling for an end to negotiations with the Taliban, including a previously undisclosed meeting scheduled for Sunday at Camp David with the president of the Afghan puppet government, Ashraf Ghani. Talks were allegedly canceled because the Taliban took … Continue reading Trump Calls Off Meeting with Taliban, Peace Talks Flounder

AFGHANISTAN: US Inching Toward Total Withdrawal, Peace Deal with Taliban

Photo: US envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks to audience after televised debate. By Jennifer Kelly After 18 years of imperialist war, the US is getting close to reaching a peace agreement with the Taliban, which would include a complete withdrawal of US troops. Ahead of a final agreement, US President Donald Trump announced he would be withdrawing over 5,000 troops from Afghanistan on August … Continue reading AFGHANISTAN: US Inching Toward Total Withdrawal, Peace Deal with Taliban