How will failed US-Taliban talks impact Afghanistan’s future?

During an event honouring the victims of the 9/11 attacks, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened the Taliban with even more military action and blamed the group for the sudden end to peace talks between the US government and Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders.

His tweet also revealed a “cancelled” secret meeting with Taliban leaders that was to be held at the presidential compound in Camp David, Maryland just days before the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

A Taliban spokesman criticised Trump for calling off the dialogue and said his actions would result in even more casualties in what has become the longest war in American history.

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