This “deal” could have been signed years ago, thereby saving hundreds of thousands of casualties and trillions of dollars in damages.
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.
With a peace agreement between the US and the Taliban nearly completed, will President Trump be able to do what his two predecessors were unable to do – end the US military’s 18 year war on Afghanistan?