October 18th, 2018

Afghan Leader Blindsided by U.S. Meeting With Taliban, Officials Say

When the White House ordered American diplomats this summer to engage the Taliban directly in the hopes of jump-starting an Afghan peace process, many in Afghanistan welcomed it as a vital first step in trying to break the stalemate that dominates the 17-year war here.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/world/asia/afghanistan-us-taliban-ashraf-ghani.html