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Trump Says Taliban Peace Talks Have Resumed in Surprise Afghanistan Trip

  • President pushing for cease-fire and to reduce U.S. deployment
  • Trump met U.S. troops at airbase, serving Thanksgiving meal
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Trump Says Taliban Talks Resume in Surprise Visit to Afghanistan
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U.S. President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan to meet with both troops and the country’s president -- saying that peace talks with the Taliban have resumed amid a push for a cease-fire and to reduce U.S. deployment in the region.

The president landed at Bagram Airfield around 8:30 p.m. local time Thursday and greeted U.S. soldiers over a turkey dinner before meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the airfield’s Air Force headquarters.