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Pompeo Arrives in Kabul on a Diplomatic Rescue Mission

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Kabul on Monday on an urgent, unannounced, one-day diplomatic rescue mission to Afghanistan, where he worked to bridge a political impasse that has undermined U.S. efforts to pull all its troops out of the country.

Mr. Pompeo is looking to inject new momentum into negotiations with the Taliban that stalled after the Trump administration signed a deal with the militant group, setting out a timetable for the U.S. to withdraw all military forces and end its long war in Afghanistan by…

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