Magazine October 28, 2019, Issue

Looking Hard at the Afghan War

U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, June 6 (Thomas Watkins/AFP/Getty Images)
A conversation with former ambassador Ryan Crocker

A U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan seems around the corner. President Trump invited the Taliban to Camp David, for the purpose of consummating the negotiations that had been going on between the two parties (us and the Taliban). He rescinded the invitation at the last minute, however. Reason: The Taliban killed an American, along with eleven others, in one of their bombings. Yet, as Ryan Crocker points out, they had been killing Americans all along — all through the negotiations.

Personally, I was revolted by the thought of the Taliban at Camp David. All that blood on their hands, including a lot

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