Members of Congress penned a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, regarding peace talks in Afghanistan and a potential deal with the Taliban.
power cc: move pic.twitter.com/v7f5snV8gS— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) February 27, 2020
As the letter reads, President Trump has been an unyielding champion for fighting terrorism and putting American interests first. A deal with the Taliban has potential to put American lives on the line, and feed the anti-American interests of the Taliban. Peace talks have been in the works for a majority of President Trump's tenure, but the president stopped the efforts in September of 2019 on account of an attack by the Taliban. President Trump had invited the Taliban to Camp David in order to iron out a peace deal, which stirred much controversy.
I spoke today with @MBA_AlThani_ about recent regional developments and thanked him for #Qatar’s partnership and cooperation, including its support in facilitating, mediating, and hosting Afghan peace talks.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) February 26, 2020
The deal pushed by the Trump Administration will bring troops home from Afghanistan, which would be a win for President Trump on a major campaign promise.
President Trump indicated earlier this week that he has hope for a peace deal: