Opinion Article on Peace Deal in Afghanistan

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The Hill published an opinion article on the proposed peace deal between the United States and the Taliban in Afghanistan. President Trump had announced the possibility of a peace agreement during his visit with the troops stationed in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving day. Prof Sandeep Gopalan authored the piece arguing that it would be folly to legitimize the Taliban by signing a peace deal with them.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

The president unveiled this fantasy after making a surprise visit to U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan during the Thanksgiving holiday. He announced an intent to reduce American troops in that country from about 14,000 to approximately 8,600. In remarks alongside Afghan President Ashraf GhaniTrump said: “The Taliban wants to make a deal — we’ll see if they make a deal. If they do, they do, and if they don’t, they don’t. That’s fine.”

You can read the full article here.

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