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America’s 2020 Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal, Explained

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Trump’s new head of the Department of Defense has announced a large troop reduction in Afghanistan. With this administration’s new focus on negotiating with the Taliban, here’s how we got to this reduction and what it means for the future of the war.

Ending the War in Afghanistan; A Breakthrough in US Taliban Negotiations

After months of meetings between US Afghanistan Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban negotiators we have begun to see progress. Taliban leaders are meeting with Afghan government leaders, a ceasefire has been agreed to, the US is withdrawing thousands of troops, and the Taliban are committing to anti-terrorist measures. While many are logically skeptical, these new dialogues are inspiring cause for optimism. Here’s the significance of this update.