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Afghan Leader Holds Council to Set Agenda for Taliban Talks

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president opened a grand council on Monday of more than 3,200 Afghans seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban, but the gathering may further aggravate divisions within the U.S.-backed government....
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Pelosi Cancels Afghanistan Trip, Cites Trump ‘Leak’

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying President Donald Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the trip. "Obviously, if you would like to make...
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Officials: Pentagon Planning Troop Pullout From Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Thursday, marking a sharp change in the Trump administration's policy aimed at forcing the Taliban to the peace table...