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Eighteen years on, 9/11 marks the lack of closure to the war in Afghanistan

A degree of policy fecklessness and political inconsistency characterises the last 18 years of the US-led global war on terror (GWOT), though the acronym is no longer in vogue.

Death of a deal

By calling off talks with Taliban, President Trump gives all sides opportunity to see what was wrong, reconsider their positions.


US, Taliban to open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war

Khalilzad has been relentless in his pursuit of an intra-Afghan dialogue after an earlier planned meeting between the government and the Taliban in Doha was scuttled when both sides disagreed on participants.

Taliban declare start of spring offensive amid talks with US

Friday's announcement instructs the Taliban mujahedeen, or holy warriors, to "launch jihadi operations with sincerity and pure intentions," strictly abiding by the Taliban command structure.

Explained: Why US is talking to Taliban, where the talks are headed

The meetings that concluded on Tuesday were important because the Taliban delegation was chaired by Mullah Baradar, a co-founder of the Islamist movement and one of its most senior leaders, who was released by Pakistan in October last year after almost a decade of incarceration.

Afghan talks: Need to retain capability to act in US interests, says CIA chief

US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was quoted Monday as saying the US and the Taliban have drafted the framework of a deal which could pave the way for peace talks with Kabul.


Not involved in any negotiations with Taliban: US

The US said they aren't actively negotiating with the Taliban, but they want the speedy release and return of Sergeant Bergdahl.

Bill Clinton sought Nawaz Sharif's help to avert Qaeda attack: Document

Sharif told Clinton that the Taliban are "very stubborn" and "very uncooperative".