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U.S., Taliban have negotiated proposal for seven-day reduction in violence: Pentagon chief

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  1. Jyotish

    Jyotish SENIOR MEMBER

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    U.S., Taliban have negotiated proposal for seven-day reduction in violence: Pentagon chief

    FEBRUARY 13, 2020

    (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that the United States and the Taliban had negotiated a proposal for a seven-day reduction in violence.

    Sources had told Reuters that a U.S.-Taliban peace deal could be signed this month if the Taliban significantly reduces violence, which could lead to an eventual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

    “The United States and the Taliban have negotiated a proposal for a seven-day reduction in violence,” Esper told reporters during a news conference in Brussels at NATO headquarters.

    “I’m here today consulting with allies about this proposal, and we’ve had a series of productive bilateral and collective meetings about the path forward,” he added.

    The tentative timeline shared with Reuters by sources came a day after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said there had been a possible breakthrough in U.S.-Taliban talks in Qatar.

    The talks had been deadlocked in part over a U.S. demand that the insurgents agree to sharply reduce violence as part of any American troop withdrawal accord.

    There are about 13,000 U.S. troops as well as thousands of other NATO personnel in Afghanistan, 18 years after a U.S.-led coalition invaded the country following the Sept. 11, 2001, al Qaeda attacks on the United States.

    “It will be a continual evaluative process as we go forward - if we go forward,” Esper added.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...tion-in-violence-pentagon-chief-idUSKBN2071YX
     
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  2. Starlord

    Starlord BANNED

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    Its a very hard thing to come to some sort of Peace or cease fire Agreement in Afghanistan, there are so many players who are working their A$$ off to disrupt the peace .
     
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  3. khansaheeb

    khansaheeb SENIOR MEMBER

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    Any agreement is worth nothing in Afghanistan as we have seen time and time again. They are just a bunch of barbaric goat herders who chew drugs,"play with children" and die with a gun.
     
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  4. alee92nawaz

    alee92nawaz FULL MEMBER

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    Don't worry guys Carrie Mattison is on it.
     
  5. ziaulislam

    ziaulislam ELITE MEMBER

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    i am surprised..things ar removing towards same ending as Vietnam..
    though these days things are different, as long USA keeps air support Taliban wont be able to topple the goverment
    we saw how precision bombing decimated the Taliban and brought the NA into power despite almost zero troops on ground
     
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    Nothing surprising here. The writing was on the wall, but I take this proposal with a pinch of salt.
     
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    ziaulislam ELITE MEMBER

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    I think we will know when final debates starts..if trump feels that Afghanistan will matter, he will withdraw otherwise they will keep minimum troops

    what will Pakistan get out of this is important
    at least get your own money you spent on ops back if nothing else, even if its in form of old debt writing off or weapons
     
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    Hakikat ve Hikmet ELITE MEMBER

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    President Trump is in short of both Sabr and Shukr!!
     
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    In these 7 days USA will eliminate top brass of Talibs.
    That's how USA works.
     
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    Generalizing a whole nation? What kind of an animal are u? Dont u ppl do drugs? Arent children raped in ur area? Should i call u a gawala? Seriously whats the difference between you and an RSS monkey? They have the same words about us and u have same words about afghans. Have americans ever been loyal to their words? Didn't Pakistan experience american agreements???
    Pakistan is a multi ethnic country, there is a huge population of pashtuns/afghans in Pakistan and have the same culture, so ur basically mocking pakistanis too. Its because of ppl like u that there is internal hatred. If ppl like u are allowed to spawn, this country will be divided.