Talk about reducing expectations. The US and Taliban have agreed to a proposal aimed at accelerating a peace agreement to end our longest war ever. It’s not a permanent cease fire; it’s not even a temporary cease fire. Instead, it’s a “reduction in violence,” and it’s only going to last seven days.
“It is our view,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in his announcement, “that seven days for now is sufficient.” Sufficient for what?
The U.S. and Taliban "have negotiated a proposal" for a seven-day reduction in violence, Defense Secretary Mark Esper says
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