The United States and Taliban militants has signed a historic peace deal to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan.
On Saturday The United States signed a peace deal with Taliban militants, according to the Associated Press. Both sides seek to end the 18 years of conflict in Afghanistan.
According to The agreement within the next 14 months all American and allied forces are to withdrawal of from Afghanistan. Troops will be withdrawn slowly during that time with totals dropping from 13,000 troops to 8,600 troops in the next 3-4 months. A complete withdrawal will be determinant on the Taliban’s required actions to prevent future terrorism.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “We will closely watch the Taliban’s compliance with their commitments, and calibrate the pace of our withdrawal to their actions. This is how we will ensure that Afghanistan never again serves as a base for international terrorists,”.
Afghanistan invasion was ordered as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which grew into a larger intervention engulfing much of the Middle East, that has resulted in the US spending $750 billion, the death of tens of thousands, and the growth of more terrorist organizations such as ISIS.