Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Taliban Are Saying That They Have Already Won The War In Afghanistan

Taliban delegates speak during talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar Sept. 12, 2020. 

The Taliban are trumpeting that they have already won the war in Afghanistan, with little apparent interest in making concessions in negotiating a peace deal, The New York Times reported

Tuesday. Peace talks in Turkey are set to begin next month, but the Taliban — who have slowly overrun Afghan military bases, steadily taken control of large swaths of countryside and encroached on cities — now have the advantage in the country. 

The insurgent group’s dominance makes it unlikely it will agree to power sharing with the Afghan government once the United States makes its intended exit. 

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WNU Editor: No one has won this war. And with each passing day it looks like US forces are going to stay for awhile .... Trump Afghan pullout deal unachievable, says ex-Pentagon leader (The Hill).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pakistan is winning, but what have they lost. There is an opportunity cost. Could they have won more by being friendly to India, Afghanistan and Iran?