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Trump Says He Canceled Secret Camp David Talks With the Taliban

  • Taliban leaders, president of Afghanistan were to be present
  • Trump had sought in-person meetings after Bolton raised doubts
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Trump Cancels Secret Taliban Talks
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President Donald Trump said Saturday that he canceled secret meetings with major Taliban leaders and the president of Afghanistan, set for Sunday at Camp David, and discontinued peace negotiations after a U.S. soldier was killed.

The sudden demise of the talks may doom direct U.S. negotiations with the Taliban that held out the prospect of ending 18 years of combat in Afghanistan, making it America’s longest-running war. The planned meeting revealed by Trump on Saturday had been a closely-held secret.