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Defense Secretary Mark Esper Visits Afghanistan to Chart a Path Forward

WorldNews Sunday, 20 October 2019 ()
Defense Secretary Mark Esper Visits Afghanistan to Chart a Path Forward(KABUL, Afghanistan) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived Sunday in Afghanistan, where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration’s pledge to withdraw more than 5,000 American troops. Esper told reporters traveling with him that he believes the U.S. can reduce its force in Afghanistan to 8,600 without hurting the...
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News video: Esper in Afghanistan as U.S. looks to kickstart Taliban talks

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Kabul on Sunday in a bid to bring talks with the Taliban back on track after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off negotiations last month seeking to end the United States’ longest war. Zachary Goelman reports.

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