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Pompeo Leaves Afghanistan Unable to Settle Dispute Impeding U.S. Exit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to Kabul on Monday on an urgent, unannounced diplomatic rescue mission, but left eight hours later without a breakthrough in his attempt to bridge a political divide that has undermined U.S. efforts to pull all American troops out of Afghanistan.

Mr. Pompeo sought 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…

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