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The top U.S. general for NATO said Friday that he expects increased violence in Afghanistan in the lead-up to the election later this month, adding that allies will make necessary adjustments to military operations there to protect the vote.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press
Taliban wanted a deal with the US, but negotiators, leadership at odds even before Camp David meeting called off
Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders agreed they wanted a deal with the United States, but some were in more of a hurry than others.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Taliban “overreached” with their car bomb attack in a diplomatic area near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing an American soldier — and that led President Donald Trump to pull back from planned Afghanistan peace talks at Camp David.
By Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press