This “deal” could have been signed years ago, thereby saving hundreds of thousands of casualties and trillions of dollars in damages.
After 19 years of war, over $1 trillion in spending, 2,400 dead and a torrent of lies, the US may now be facing an end to its longest war.
Strategic overextension cannot be sustained forever. Sooner or later, reality imposes withdrawals. For the United States today, the deal with the Taliban is as good a place as any to start.
Relations between Washington and the Taliban are changing rapidly in recognition of Afghanistan’s increasing importance in the emerging multipolar world order.