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Top U.S. General In Afghanistan Urges Taliban To Join Peace Talks

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On Thursday, the top US military commander in Afghanistan said that President Donald Trump's new strategy indicated a long-term commitment to what has already become America's longest war and called on Taliban insurgents to agree to peace talks. General John Nicholson told reporters, "The Taliban cannot win on the battlefield, it's time for them to join the peace process. We will not fail in Afghanistan, our national security depends on that as well." Critics have argued that, despite billions of dollars spent on aid and nearly 16 years of U.S. and allied military operations, Afghanistan is no closer to peace.

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