U.S. Hails Afghan Forces’ Battlefield Gains, Urges Taliban To Seek Talks With Kabul – rferl.org

(1/1)U.S. Army General John Nicholson speaks with Afghan police special forces after they took part in a military exercise in November.

The U.S. Defense Department has hailed success on the battlefield by Afghan forces and urged Taliban insurgents to embrace “peace and political legitimacy” through a negotiated settlement with the government in Kabul.

The comments came this week in the Pentagon’s semiannual report to Congress, the first since President Donald Trump on August 21 announced his new strategy for Afghanistan and the South Asia region.

The Pentagon said in the report given to Congress on December 15 that U.S. and Afghan “sources indicate this fighting season has been more … Read More on rferl.org