1. You Are At:
  2. Home
  3. Ap News
  4. Rise in US deaths in Afghanistan clouds outlook for peace

Rise in US deaths in Afghanistan clouds outlook for peace

A rash of American combat deaths in Afghanistan puts a spotlight on a stalemated 17-year war that is testing President Donald Trump's commitment to pursuing peace with the Taliban

Reported by: AP [ Published on: November 28, 2018 11:45 IST ]
Image Source : AP Rise in US deaths in Afghanistan clouds outlook for peace

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rash of U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan puts a spotlight on a stalemated war that is testing President Donald Trump's commitment to pursuing peace with the Taliban.

Three U.S. servicemembers were reported killed in a roadside bombing Tuesday, three days after an American was fatally shot — apparently accidentally by an Afghan soldier.

Trump's strategy in Afghanistan is built on hope that after 17 years of fighting, the Taliban can be drawn into peace talks. That has not yet happened, but some U.S. analysts say prospects are better than at any other time in the war. Additional U.S. casualties may test Trump's patience with this approach.

Further complicating the outlook is uncertainty about next April's planned presidential election.

Disclaimer: This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Associated Press (AP) wire.

Write a comment