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US ramped up Afghanistan strikes after Taliban peace talks collapsed

The US military ramped up the number of air and artillery strikes it conducted in Afghanistan during the month of September following the collapse of the peace talks with the Taliban after President Donald Trump canceled a Camp David summit with the insurgent group on September 7.

US quietly reduces troops in Afghanistan despite no peace deal

The United States has quietly reduced the number of US troops in Afghanistan by 2,000 over the last year despite the lack of a peace deal with the Taliban, Gen. Scott Miller, the head of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said in a press conference in Kabul on Monday.

GOP lawmakers criticize Trump's Taliban invitation decision

Two Republican members of Congress have expressed concern over President Donald Trump's now-canceled plan to host Taliban leaders at Camp David for secret peace talks around the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

US still interested in Taliban peace deal, Pompeo says

The US is still interested in striking a peace deal with the Taliban, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNN Sunday, but won't move forward until there is proof that the Taliban can deliver on its commitments under a potential agreement.

Officials temper expectations on Afghan peace deal

As US and Taliban negotiators continue to work toward a potential deal, US officials in recent days seem to be trying to assuage concerns about its impact -- and have noted that an agreement may not be reached.