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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the troops

The Afghanistan Problem That Won’t Go Away

Even now, 18 years in, there is no clear way out for the United States. 

Former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad gives a press conference at Serena Hotel in Kabul on Oct. 14, 2009. (Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images)

Will Zalmay Khalilzad Be Known as the Man Who Lost Afghanistan?

The lifelong booster of American power is caught between Trump’s withdrawal plans and the Taliban threat.

Ryan Crocker, then the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, answers questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee on April 8, 2008. (AFP/Getty Images)

Ryan Crocker: The Taliban Will ‘Retake the Country’

Former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan likens Trump "framework" deal to U.S. position on Vietnam at Paris peace talks.

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