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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, April 19, 2021

There’s no shortcut to peace in Afghanistan | Foreign Policy

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In Afghanistan, a quick fix for both war and negotiated peace is impossible. Still, with a deadline to beat, Washington is now searching for a shortcut to an Afghan political settlement. Unluckily, they haven’t found one yet despite their efforts, including U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad’s Afghanistan Peace Agreement draft and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s letter to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The chance that Taliban leaders or Ghani to agree to the U.S. efforts is so small, making it even harder for the Pentagon to go through it successfully.

Source: https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/15/theres-no-shortcut-to-peace-in-afghanistan/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2003.16.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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