CENTCOM Chief Says ‘Possible’ Military Can Force Taliban to Peace Talks

Despite “huge costs” and a stalemate after 16 years of war in Afghanistan, the commander in charge of troops there says he favors the Trump administration’s new strategy of seeking peace talks with the radical Islamic Taliban.
“Our focus is to put pressure on the Taliban to make that a viable option for them, that they need to come to the table,” Army Gen. Joseph Votel told reporters at Central Command headquarters on MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa.
Asked whether seeking to negotiate a peace with the radical Islamic terror group seeking total control over the country is possible, Votel said using American and allied military forces to back local Afghan government forces remains the main focus of the new effort and must continue.
“That’s what the object is here is, to use the military pressure to bring them to the table and enhance the efforts, not only diplomatically but regionally, focused

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