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Obama's Moment in Afghanistan

The U.S. is smart to take advantage of new forces pushing the Taliban to negotiate.

Cooperating through 2015.

Photographer: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Could more U.S. troops, given more time, finally defeat the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan? It would be folly to think so, after more than 13 years of fighting. On the other hand, a full withdrawal of U.S. soldiers might lead the still-shaky Afghan army to collapse during the coming fighting season. This is one reason for the U.S. to slow its troop withdrawal, as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has requested

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