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Acting Pentagon chief lands in Afghanistan, supports Kabul role in peace talks

Reuters Monday, 11 February 2019
Acting U.S. defense secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on Monday and said it was important the Afghan government is involved in talks, from which it has so far been excluded, to end the 17-year-old war.
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News video: Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Visits Afghanistan

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The trip comes amid peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban regarding an end to the U.S.'s 17-year-long war in the country.

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