The U.S. military reported two U.S. soldiers were killed in eastern Afghanistan today, one day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Kabul. Pompeo said the U.S. is prepared to withdraw its approximately 14,000 troops from Afghanistan, but says there is no timeline for such a move, and said the U.S. hoped for a peace deal by September 1, ahead of upcoming presidential elections in Afghanistan. Pompeo’s visit came days before a new round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban. The talks have not included the Afghan government, with which the Taliban refuses to negotiate.
Pompeo Says U.S. Hoping for a Peace Deal and Ready to Pull Out Troops in Afghanistan
HeadlineJun 26, 2019