US envoy for peace process says violence in Afghanistan is too high
"There is no… sound reason for the United States to continue sacrificing precious lives and treasure in a conflict not directly connected to our safety or other vital national interests."
It took seven months of bickering about prisoners, multiple trips from U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to Doha, Kabul, and Islamabad and a few breakdowns along the way.
The US is in peace talks with the Taliban. Concerns mount. Will the Taliban Hold Up Their End of the Deal?
Exclusive– Pompeo on Afghan Peace Talks: 'We're on a Pathway to Achieve' Zero U.S. Forces in Afghanistan by Spring 2021
President Trump on Thursday announced his intent to nominate a new U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, looking to fill a role left empty since the previous ambassador stepped down in January.
Choosing William Ruger as Ambassador Could Help Bring the Troops Home
Says 4,000 to 5,000 will be left after pullout