The U.S. and the Taliban: Collapse of a deal

Print edition : October 11, 2019

The site of a massive explosion in Kabul that killed at least 16 people, on September 3. Photo: WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani. Photo: OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in Washington on September 9. Photo: ANNA MONEYMAKER/THE NEW YORK TIMES

Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban spokesman in Doha. Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan. Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A planned partial peace agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban falls through at the last minute, worsening the security situation in the country ahead of the presidential election.
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