The Taliban are continuing to fight heavily with Afghan-led peace talks, elections anticipated in the war-torn land. U.S. continuing to monitor civilian situation in the long war while it has reduced operations in the country by 80 percent.
After 17 years of fighting, the U.S. armed forces have exhausted their military assets in Afghanistan (since 2001) against the Taliban and also against Daesh which had little impact on the conflict leading Trump to consider a shift to development.
There are about 15,000 U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and 40,000 Taliban fighters. Reports indicate that some 2,300 soldiers have been killed. These numbers show U.S. administration is playing a risky game.
White House to Seek Direct Talks with the Taliban The US President Donald Trump's administration has told its top diplomats to seek direct talks with the Taliban, a significant shift in US policy in Afghanistan,