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Will the Afghan Taliban commit to ending the country’s lengthy and bloody war?
"For the first time in nearly two decades of war a written agreement exists between the government of afghanistan and the taliban the question that now arises is the one concerning the value of the paper upon which it is written. The agreement follows some months of talks in doha. And at least in theory clears the way towards a ceasefire and some sort of roadmap leading to a lasting political settlement. It is not necessary to be outrageously skeptical however to wonder if the taliban amelie running out the clock in anticipation of the united states entirely losing interest joined with more on this by michael semple former deputy to the eu special representative for afghanistan and michael. Welcome back to the briefing the agreement in itself if we take it as face value. How big a deal is it. It's a small positive step. it allows us to move. It allows us to to move One one step forward a in these long negotiations. How certain can anyone be though that the taliban in particular negotiating or have been negotiating in good faith. Well i'd say that nobody should be certain about this. There are two diametrically opposed ways of looking at this and time will tell our one hour one view which is the ones. Some of the western diplomats are taking is that the taliban have realized that they can't actually win this war on that they would benefit from being part of some kind of a compromise settlement a which would allow c- a government jointly formed between the people who are currently in power in kabul on the taliban on would have international support So thoughts the idea that they're involved in difficult but good faith negotiations. They other view. Is that the taliban are using. These talks to provide political cover for their real game which is trying to win the war on the battlefield. Because of course you don't need a long memory or at least if you live in afghanistan. You don't require long memory to remember a time when the taliban were actually in charge of the country which they were for nearly a decade up until late two thousand and one is there any indication that the taliban thinking on governance has evolved at all since then or does afghanistan as it was in the ninety s. Still seemed to be very much what they would like afghanistan to be again well. This is the crux of the matter. Some of the taliban diplomats in cutter have put a lot of effort into persuading every body that they have matured that they wouldn't like to to force anything down. The throats of unwilling population are but if we wants to get an idea of what taliban governance looks like. We don't have to look back two decades in the past. We often look what is happening in areas. Which are controlled by the taliban today because they do hold sway in many parts of rural off. Stan i'm i would say that The taliban approach to governance in those areas is remarkably reminiscent of the way they run the country until two thousand and one. It's it is ruled by the barrel of a gun. Well one other thing which may or may not of course change. The dynamics of these negotiations is the imminent change of administration in the united states. Do we yet fully understand whether president joe biden will be as kane on president trump as president trump rather of ending the united states' involvement in afghanistan entirely. I think this is going to be one of the critical decisions that the administration will have to take in the early stages of despite trying to focus on other priorities But just the timetable dictates that in the though withdrawal process that the us has been involved in which is really for dramatically reduce the numbers of troops on the ground. The official position is that it's conditional upon they taliban sticking to the commitments which they gave to the us in their agreement signed on the twenty ninth of february now. Many of us believe that the taliban have not stuck to those commitments but of course their diplomats in in cutter asserts that they are doing so until now the trump administration has essentially turned a blind eye to for to taleban breaches of commitment and they the vitamin ministration. When it comes is going to have to look at look at the position on c- Do they continue turning the blind eye out or do they say the taliban the commitments and therefore does the. Us react to that down. The process of withdrawing troops
The Trump Administration's Policies in Afghanistan and Africa
"The foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He's a senior fellow keeps the Long word journal with Tom Johnson and his colleagues. We go immediately to Afghanistan because here during the Republican convention We want to explicate what we can of the Republican intention if it is successful, winning a second term for President Trump and then to remark upon thee. Trump administration's policies in Africa, particularly when it comes to the kind of length organization Al Shabaab on the attack. Billa Very good evening to Afghanistan, you and Tom for many weeks and months now. Have illustrated that the trump policy from the first term was to make a deal with the Taliban and withdraw as much of the American presidents as possible. And hope for the best. I do not expect the Republicans toe have another direction is your sense bill that the military is quit with Afghanistan? As much as the political apparatus is quit, are there of two minds here? Good evening to you, Bill. Good evening, John. Yes. So I agree with you. The Trump Administration is not going to change policy in Afghanistan, Um, barring some type of major events. Um, it's it's just both sides of the aisle are pushing the end The endless wars narrative, which, of course is ridiculous, because the jihadists have a say, and they're going to keep fighting when we leave, of course. We could. You could say something like we wantto end our involvement in these wars. Fine, But the wars will continue our enemies get a vote, and they're nowhere near tired of fighting. The U. S. First the U. S military goes for Afghanistan. Give US military as a whole. Once out of Afghanistan, it's been a drain on their resource is on their energy. Um, I don't. I think they don't see an end. There. They feel again. I'm not speaking for the entire military. And this was the sense I get from millet, you know, from top military leaders. Who have basically signed on signed off on this policy. There's been no objection publicly to this policy of, uh, negotiating with the Taliban and cutting a deal with them, even though they support Al Qaeda. In the meantime, the Taliban and there is Taliban Afghanistan. In several iterations, there's Taliban, Pakistan and several generations the Taliban is preparing for Nearly triumph, but rule I follow from your posting at long word general that Tariq eat Taliban. Pakistan is congratulating the Muslim UMA in general and the Mujahideen in particular on the merger of the two main groups of jihad in Pakistan. Can we regard this as a temporary merger because and they'll be back to fighting over cities or is there some collective push now for the Pakistan, Taliban and the Afghanistan Taliban to work together? So I think there's a push for the Pakistani Taliban in the Afghan Taliban already work close together, Um they Pakistani Taliban fighters have refocused their efforts to Afghanistan. After Pakistani military operations against them. Remember the Pakistanis play a double game? You're You're a good jihadist If you fight in Afghanistan are cashmere, but you're bad jihadists in the fight against the Pakistani state. So this merger that came up really? I found a little surprising because I could point back to a statement in 2015, where the one of the two groups of it's called One of them's Hezbollah, Har. Um, you know, so it had announced that it already merged with the movement of the calibre, or should I say there were ties broken during the turmoil back in 14 4015 with Mullah Omar staffed and when Melissa was alone took over the Pakistani Taliban. Ah, lot of inside baseball, but I won't go into but they had already announced that they had reunited, so something has happened here. Within the last five years. I think this is really sort of There was probably some kind of personality dispute, and I think a lot of this is for propaganda anyway. Really, to just say, hey, look, we're all unified. We're all going to, you know, operate under the same command when I think essentially they were doing the same thing. I go to Africa because you are a U is a long word General have resource is to cover the story of Al Shabaab. We spoke recently of their surprisingly professional looking videos of their recruiting on their training. Now we have a report from long word general of Al Shabaab on the attack hotel military base suicide assault, reminding me that this is a very sophisticated outfit trained with Al Qaeda, Sze Ah complex attacks as Al Shabaab growing and strength to your measure, it does the next Trump administration need to pour more resource is or get out as well. Yes. Oh, Africa has always been fascinating, particularly Somalia. I think some outside of the Taliban Shabbab is the most effective jihadist insurgency in the world. They have They continually take the fight to the rump some Somali government they control 25% of the country despite the fact that you have the African Union and the US and what they could piece together the Somali military and police. To oppose them, and they're there have very good propaganda. As you noted, It's improved a lot over the years and there are very effective at conducting their attacks and keeping their their fighters. Trained and keeping them in the rank and file. Remember, there's been an attempt by the Islamic state to poach from Shabaab, but it's been largely unsuccessful. Not only did they have they conducted major attacks on military bases and hotels, yet another town this one outside of the town of Baidoa, which eyes in sorry the city. If I go, it's probably the second largest city in southern Somalia. Um they took over the town after the Somali military withdrew in the Somali military withdrew from that town because Shabaab was besieging it, so I think Um, I always reluctant to say they're growing in strength. Thes groups have sort of There's an Evan flow to the fighting, and sometimes particularly went outside groups. When the African Union and the US start piling on them. They have some issues, but they're able to await it out. That's the one thing these John, one of the several things that they have. To their advantage. They have the time. You know, that old saying goes, we have all the clocks, but they have all the time While they're very patient in their fight. They're very patient in their jihad. While we have men may have sophisticated military equipment, that's the clocks. They have the time and patients in the will to fight these battles, not enough terms of the US election cycles but in terms of decades Built in general. Now we're at the crossroads for another administration, either, Mr Trump second. Mr Biden's first. Is there any indication pattern worldwide that Al Qaeda is waiting for that decision, or are they staying on the offensive? Matt, no matter who wins. Yeah, I think there are on the offensive. No matter who wins. They do follow the political situation here, but I think they've come to the conclusion that this is just my opinion here. But I think they've come to the conclusion that it doesn't really matter again that end the endless wars narrative and and the actions by the U. S government over two successive administrations. Policies of withdrawn, scaled down and whatnot would look to us is withdrawing troops from Iraq. It just closed that the major based ontology or at least US personnel being at that base. Almost 2000 troops are coming out of there. Um, they see this all and nature there taking it all in, and they realized that the end of our fight in administration is not going to counter act. These measures. Bill Rocha
A Russian Spy Unit Paid Taliban to Attack American Troops
"As president trump considers pulling more U. S. forces out of Afghanistan a US intelligence assessment reportedly says a Russian spying unit paid members of the Afghan Taliban to carry out attacks on American troops the story was initially reported Friday by The New York Times it's unclear if the Russian bounties led to any American
"afghan taliban" Discussed on AP News
"The Afghan Taliban say that peace deal with the U. S. is nearing breaking point accusing Washington of violations that include drone attacks on civilians the statement says the Taliban have restricted talks against Afghan security forces to rural outposts how does the top international forces I don't know if talked Afghan forces in cities all military installations adding these limits on their attacks could not be specifically laid out in the agreement with the U. S. signed in February the group also chastised the Afghan government delaying the release of 5000 Taliban prisons published in the agreement the Taliban statement issued Sunday one to move on and see if the U. S. and the Afghan government continue alleged violations of the deal I'm Charles there that's my another U. S. company is ready to start a covert 19 vaccine safety test I know the pharmaceutical says it has permission from the food and drug administration for the study in 40 healthy volunteers in Philadelphia and Kansas city Missouri last month another vaccine candidate became the first to begin safety studies in people in Seattle both these studies are an initial step toward larger research needed to prove if the shots will protect against covert 19 even if the research goes well a vaccine isn't expected to be widely available for over a year I'm sure the answer
"afghan taliban" Discussed on AP News
"The Afghan Taliban say that peace deal with the U. S. is nearing breaking point accusing Washington of violations that include drone attacks on civilians the statement says the Taliban have restricted talks against Afghan security forces to rural outposts how does the top international forces I don't know if talked Afghan forces in cities all military installations adding these limits on their attacks could not be specifically laid out in the agreement with the U. S. signed in February the group also chastised the Afghan government delaying the release of 5000 Taliban prisons published in the agreement the Taliban statement issued Sunday one to move on and see if the U. S. and the Afghan government continue alleged violations of the deal I'm Charles there that's my
Taliban warn peace deal with US near breaking point
"The Afghan Taliban say that peace deal with the U. S. is nearing breaking point accusing Washington of violations that include drone attacks on civilians the statement says the Taliban have restricted talks against Afghan security forces to rural outposts how does the top international forces I don't know if talked Afghan forces in cities all military installations adding these limits on their attacks could not be specifically laid out in the agreement with the U. S. signed in February the group also chastised the Afghan government delaying the release of five thousand Taliban prisons published in the agreement the Taliban statement issued Sunday one to move on and see if the U. S. and the Afghan government continue alleged violations of the deal I'm Charles there that's my
U.S. and Taliban Agree to Reduce Violence, in First Step To Peace Deal
"Us government and the Afghan Taliban have agreed to the first step of a peace deal. According to a senior trump administration official the two sides have agreed to what negotiators call a reduction in violence over a seven day period. That set to begin
"afghan taliban" Discussed on AP News
"The Afghan Taliban the issues an ultimatum to Washington after weeks of talks with a US peace envoy demanding a reply on the offer of a 7 day with the option of violence Taliban negotiate to say they will walk away from talk to this no reply to the offer a reduction in violence deal for a very short period he sought by the Taliban because they don't want to commit to a formal ceasefire until all the components of a final deal are in place they previously said I see Spock could blunt the battlefield momentum if the US will cobble renege on that promises the development comes as Washington says an agreement on the insurgents reduction of violence plan is only days away I'm Charles de Ledesma
US, Taliban close to 'reduction in violence' agreement
"The Afghan Taliban the issues an ultimatum to Washington after weeks of talks with a US peace envoy demanding a reply on the offer of a seven day with the option of violence Taliban negotiate to say they will walk away from talk to this no reply to the offer a reduction in violence deal for a very short period he sought by the Taliban because they don't want to commit to a formal ceasefire until all the components of a final deal are in place they previously said I see Spock could blunt the battlefield momentum if the US will cobble renege on that promises the development comes as Washington says an agreement on the insurgents reduction of violence plan is only days away I'm Charles de Ledesma
“Doors are open for talks with the US”, says Taliban’s Chief Negotiator Stanikzai
"The chief negotiator for the Afghan Taliban is urging the United States to return to the negotiating table B. B. C.'s lease do said in Kabul reports Taliban leaders say ending the war is in everyone's best interest the Taliban were Cutie surprised by president trump's abrupt decision to cancel talks earlier this month their chief negotiator Mahmoud Abbas don't excite told me the two sides had reached a deal all that remained with the signatures in a rare interview he called on president trump to send his team back to the negotiating table in our interview Mr sonics I repeatedly denied that the Taliban targeted civilians and blame the growing number of casualties I'm pro government forces but Afghans are also asking for more proof that the Taliban are ready to end a war now regarded as the deadliest
Afghan government urges Taliban to stop violence, hold direct talks
"The Afghan president is calling for direct negotiations with the Taliban issued a statement today after president trump tweeted that he was calling off peace talks following a bombing in Kabul that left twelve people dead including a US service member Jennifer glasses in Kabul prison Ashcraft Ghani has long said Afghan should be in charge of the peace process and he's been reportedly frustrated that his government has been excluded from ten months of negotiations between the Taliban and the U. S. with that process in doubt he's calling for direct talks the ceasefire and once Afghan presidential elections to go ahead on September twenty eighth. president trump tweeted last night that he has canceled a secret meeting that had been set for today at the camp David presidential retreat that meeting with Afghan Taliban
Trump calls off secret meeting with Taliban, Afghan leaders
"President trump has cramps peace negotiations with the Afghan Taliban in response to an attack by the group in Kabul in which a US soldier died in a series of tweets Mr trump revealed that he'd agreed to a secret meeting with Taliban leaders at camp David today but cancelled its own for the group admitted to carrying out the
Blast hits Kabul after briefing on US-Taliban deal to withdraw 5,000 troops
"If all goes to plan more than five thousand U. S. troops will shortly be leaving Afghanistan on Monday Taliban spokesman said it had reached a provisional agreements with Washington the Afghan government said it welcomed the news and was committed to ending the violence that has plagued the country but to ask the details will be made public a call bombing rocks the capital Kabul the Taliban said it was behind the attack which killed at least sixteen people and wounded more than a hundred so how significant is this provisional agreements on international affairs correspondent least you set is impossible we have the first details of an agreement which has been months in the making months of negotiations in the Gulf state of Qatar between the United States and a delegation of Afghan Taliban and what we have heard is that under the deal the first batch of American forces some five thousand four hundred troops will leave over the next several months there be a gradual are drawn down and then the remainder of the future of the remaining US forces here that would be about eight thousand six hundred more soldiers their departure would be contingent on a certain set of conditions for the Taliban to meet most important of all they've agreed they will start talks with an Afghan delegation which has to include members of the Afghan government they dismissed as a puppet and there also has to be an agreement on a ceasefire if all the American forces are to leave Afghanistan as the. all of them have been demanding for many years but there is concern that once we expect the Taliban will sign a deal with United States a disgruntled members of the Taliban will join the Islamic state making it even more powerful force so even though this is a country desperate for peace desperate juices seem like it I never ending war for generation after generation there's just so many doubts about the dangers in this deal least he
"afghan taliban" Discussed on KQED Radio
"US and Afghan Taliban negotiators say they're continuing to make progress on a deal to end the war in Afghanistan is Jennifer glasse reports from Kabul while the Afghan government isn't directly involved in the talks it's now outlining what it wants to see in the agreement the Afghan president spokesman Siddig Siddiqui said that any deal with the Taliban should result in a ceasefire and a wholesome violence and an assurance that Afghanistan will not turn into a terrorist safe haven also the tell once you agree to direct talks with the Afghan government some in the group has refused so far Taliban leaders have held eight rounds of negotiations with US officials in Doha Qatar led by so many how little side he briefed president trump on Friday Dickey said the US and Afghan government would issue a joint statement at some point to clarify that any Taliban deal might mean a reduction in American troops with the US and international community remain committed to the people of Afghanistan for NPR news I'm Jennifer glass in Kabul in Portland Oregon local and state police as well as the FBI are deployed in the streets and some businesses are shattered residents are being urged to avoid the area as far right and far left activists begin a day of protests right wing activists from around the country are billing their rally as opposition to M. T. far left wing self described anti fascists who plan to counter demonstrate it's another weekend of pro democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong they were authorized today tensions were raised the late in the evening when some protesters stayed longer than permitted and through exit guards riot police showed up but no clashes broke out at the same time mainland Chinese people living overseas are staging counter demonstrations in several cities including London and Paris Franklin fit is there Hong Kongers demonstrated in Trafalgar Square demanding the right to free and open elections we will you know right the free speech and rule of law they feel is being routed by the Chinese Communist Party across the police line a crowded give.
2nd mosque prayer leader killed in SW Pakistan
"At least four people are dead several others wounded after a bomb blast in Pakistan the targeted a mosque in seminary initial reports suggest relatives of an Afghan Taliban leader were among those killed and here's the hoodie has more from Islamabad residents said the blast targeted the mosque in seminary the mosque in seminary when will the habit to Lawson's auto told and lead prayers for nearly two decades before he became the leader of the Afghan Taliban his brother took over his place at the mosque and often sought as children still live in the area there was no immediate claim of responsibility the attack comes as a Taliban negotiate with the United States on a troop withdrawal from
Afghan Peace Negotiations Show Signs of Progress
"The US and the Afghan Taliban are resuming peace talks in Qatar after a one day break the B. B. C.'s chill McGivern reports there are signs of some progress bilateral talks reaching a critical phase as both sides try to flesh out with details of frame what they've already drafted the focus is on plans for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and guarantees from the telephone that the territory won't be used as a base for international terrorism an agreement might allow the US to extricate itself from the conflict the proposal to fall from an overall peace deal issues such as future power sharing human rights and the role of the constitution would still be unresolved the B. B. C.'s Joe
Argentine economy minister meets with IMF's Lagarde
"Argentine government workers have held protests in Buenos Aires against new authority measures and unspoiled president Mauricio Macri to tackle economic turmoil. Argentina's finance minister will meet the head of the IMF today. Daniel Gallas reports Argentinians are anxious about the future of their economy. The meeting today between finance minister, nNcholas hav knee, and the IMF Christine Lagarde will be a crucial signal for investors seeking reassurance. Amid the crisis advanced installments of alone are needed for Argentina to pay up its upcoming debts on Monday, the government announced further spending cuts and an increase in taxes to show. It is committed to stopping a run on the peso the national currency president, Molly, so macrey announced that half of his cabinet ministries will be scrapped and a new tax. On exports will be created
President Trump, Afghan Taliban and Bashar Al Assad discussed on BBC World Service
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Is your heart in good shape?
"People over thirty are being urged to take an online test to find out if they're an at an increased risk of suffering, a heart attack or stroke. Public health. England says as many as four out of five people who've taken the test have hearts, which are more damage than they should be given their age indicating a shortening of life expectancy. Jane francis. Kelly reports the heart age tests people over thirty to answer a series of questions about their lifestyle and physical health public health. England said the test of being completed by almost two million people more than a third had a heart age at least five years above their real age fourteen percent found it was ten years higher. Eighty four thousand people die from a heart attack or stroke each year in England health officials say about a quarter of deaths occur in those aged under seventy five and they believe eighty percent of them could be prevented by lifestyle changes such as weight-loss regular, exercise stopping smoking and cutting back on alcohol. The chief executive of the British heart foundation said millions of people were unwittingly living at high risk of a heart attack or stroke. But it was never too late to. Take charge of their health.
"afghan taliban" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Case i mean i used to so right on the back of a motorbike around that city and and now our own soldiers and diplomats can't use the roads that's something you want to understand better and you have to see it for yourself so it's it's really hard to come up with something probably more more fitting and not a metaphor for what's going on in afghanistan the fact that nato cannot secure the road from the airport into the green zone in kabul where all the foreigners come and especially the the military nato people so so so anyway in case you're wondering how afghanistan's going that's how afghanistan is going on another side note by the way the saudis are funding et al qaeda affiliated terrorist group in the western edge of afghanistan to begin a low level insurgency against the iranians and they've been kidnapping a rainy and border guards and this is all by the way this is sort of turning yemen back on its head up against the iranians iranians are helping the who the militia like we're talking about last last hour so the saudis have set up a alqaeda et al qaeda linked terror group in afghanistan knowing full well that that you know the the afghan taliban are sunni muslims and they're they're not going to fight very actively against a terror group based on on sunni or while harvest islam so the saudis has set up a fake terror group and they're fighting a low level insurgency against iranian on iranian soil so this is this is what the the saudis have done and they have a car they currently have a border guard they put it on video today they they put this poor guy in video this arabian guy he said his name the iranian authorities agreed that it's him and he said his own words that he'll be beheaded in a few days and it's not really clear what the terror group wants for his life but so anyway that's that's what's happening on the afghan iranian border meanwhile ghanistan continues to be more and more unstable the taliban just waiting for nato to leave just nato but really are a tense that's really what they're waiting for all right when we come back a terror attack in moscow or was it just a a really bad bad driving.
Washington, White House and Trump discussed on Big Billy Kinder Outdoors
"Free you have to fight for it with esera news i'm bob agnew in washington the white house has president trump had positive meetings at the g seven summit in quebec yesterday that despite the fact that presents been very vocal in his criticism of both g seven allies in nafta partners for what he says is taking advantage of us trade policy the afghan taliban has an s three days ceasefire over the all fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of ramadan that's a first for the group it follows an earlier ceasefire announcement by the government they're a statement released today by the taliban says that they will defend themselves in the event of any attack they say foreign forces are excluded from the ceasefire and the taliban operations will continue against them in florida thirty searching for the remains of forty seven year old woman she was attacked by an alligator who was later captured on wall street on friday the dow did well up seventy five points this is sr news if you're looking for a way to become politically involved but you.
Former Senate Intel staffer accused of lying to FBI makes first court appearance
"After a morning g seven session on gender equality the afghan taliban says there'll be a three day cease fire at the end of the holy month of ramadan following an earlier ceasefire announcement by the government that government ceasefire begins tuesday and will last until around june nineteenth a former staffer on the senate intelligence committee's made an appearance in federal court james wolfe the former director of security for the senate intelligence committee appeared in federal court in baltimore the fifty seven year old faces three counts of line to the fbi about his contacts with reporters covering the committee including one with whom he had a romantic relationship wolf is not charged with disclosing classified information but the prosecution comes as the administration is cracking down on leaks of classified material wolf was released the judge set the next court date for june twelfth in a us district court in dc arlette signs abc news washington an alligator and florida's killed after apparently fatally attacking a woman as she walked her doll around nine forty five am friday year shizuka matsuzaki spotted by a witness by the lake with her dogs before disappearing that witness calling nine one one to report the dogs now roaming alone the wendy witness went to the area he spotted a large alligator police arriving to find one of the dogs.
"afghan taliban" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Is an order of magnitude lower than the taliban but what they're willing to do is to conduct high profile attacks against afghan and international targets in cities like jalalabad and kabul and that makes them that makes them certainly a threat but it doesn't make them a threat to overthrow the kabul regime is there a coordination between the taliban or they rivals they're predominantly rivals in fact there was a branch in twenty fifteen of isis in afghanistan in farrah in helmand province provinces and they were actually former afghan taliban members and what the taliban did to them is largely decimated them through a range of set piece battles in targeted assassinations they they compete with each other over ideology over target sets over recruits so in general they are in a very competitive battle right now tell me a little bit about their different ideologies and aims these two groups that are contesting each other if you read the propaganda for example of isis what they'll say is they consider the taliban regime to be one that only views creating within state boundaries within afghanistan what isis really wants to do is create a panislamic caliphate not within specific boundaries but across a wide region they also target shia in ways that the afghan taliban don't what does it say that isis is now in afghanistan i mean what does it say about where we are now in this very long running conflict well i think the fact that isis is still in afghanistan tells us at least two things one is that it does have staying power even in places like afghanistan the us and the taliban have been attempting to target isis in afghanistan for at least the last two and a half years and they have survived and not just survived but they've conducted a number of very high profile attacks it also says that any statements that isis whether it's in iraq or syria has been crushed to use the words in the us national security strategy or way too early to say i mean the organization will almost certainly continue to operate in iraq and syria as well as in countries like afghanistan egypt nigeria and libya so this one is not over seth jones of the center of frustration drik and international studies thank you very much.
"afghan taliban" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Security council resolution regards to iraq this resolution was very significant for very long time it authorized the us military presence in iraq a whole range of activities pursued there but at this point since the us troop withdrawal at the end of two thousand eleven it's really been cited primarily for just one thing and that's as supplemental authorization redundant with the two thousand one you a math for a certain set of activities against isis both in iraq and then some circumstances in syria so i should probably jump in there and bring us up to speed on some of what develops with the two thousand one you enough to get us to the place where it could be the primary statutory connection to these force against the islamic state so as i mentioned i'm gonna go the the original statue just refers to ever the president thinks cared about the nine eleven attacks and who might harbor them in afghanistan where we had from the late two thousand one onwards substantial ground presence it was not long before it was clear that it wasn't just the afghan taliban who was in the field using force against both american folk purses and allied forces including what became the the the allied government of afghanistan karzai most notably the connie network which in many ways is intertwined with the afghan taliban but his depending on how you define these things separate entity in others as well in so this question sort of arose the no one in the public was talking about it what's the story justification if there is one for using force against those additional groups that we were at least afghanstan clearly engaging in combat with in from that basis the idea that either as a matter of article two national self defense or force protection or as an extension unwritten but necessarily implied part of the authority in the two thousand one statute there needs to be some sort of provision in the in the concept or labeled it ends up being used as a societas forces to capture the idea that there are other groups that will join in the fight in in a very concrete and real way in it'd be bizarre claim oh you can't shoot against them because they weren't named in the original statute now you might say.
"afghan taliban" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"Dimension of it there have an all been radicalised and some well to joined with a group or w and medical toward the united states and todo absolutely so in fact the really interesting thing that's happened is that we actually see pakistanis attitudes change when the themselves became the victims of terror so this denunciation of violent in the name of islam and this denunciation off terrorist groups writ large started happening after pakistanis themselves became the targets of terror and so not only did they turned against the pakistan on that was attacking them but they turned against all groups that were attacking civilians anywhere in the world so that really shows that there is some empathy born out of it but i think the unfortunate other dimension to this good news is that pakistanis have some confusion about who these terrorist groups are that target them and why they're doing so they think that terrorism against pakistani citizens is either some kind of conspiracy that's been hatched by the united states or by india and their intelligence agencies or there's actually some late in sympathy for the goals of terrorist so they'll say that these terrorists the pakistan taliban if they do recognize them as terrorists are only engaging in a new tax to implement sharia or islamic law in pakistan and that is a justifiable goal i wanted to ask you about some of these terror groups larger ones that are in the country goes you talk about them and some linked the book you mentioned the perks no taliban stood and also al qaeda can you tell us a little bit about these groups the relationship with the pakistani stood the knows you're just pointed out to the relationship of the pakistani people to sure the pakistan taliban is a group that is distinct from the afghan taliban by it has links to the afghan taliban as well so it really was created in two thousand.
"afghan taliban" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Negotiating table this question of who are allies in who are enemies the shift in the night shift again exactly and so door warriors are the taliban our enemy your they didn't participate in the night eleven attacks there were no afghans on those plays of course they were complicit in a legal and moral sense because they harboured alqaeda as alqaeda planned the attacks at but utility to clear the taliban leadership knew about nine eleven can administration after administration really struggled with the question of do we the united states really wanna fight a war against the taliban are part of the fabric of afghanistan they have physical sanctuary in pakistan they can selffinanced through the drug trade this is not a war we're gonna win and yet this problem of whether the taliban was really an enemy of the united states was never fully resolved i mean just to paused there that's a stunning thing to say this idea that in 2018 after seventeen years of fighting it's still a question who the enemy as ats mindblowing the army today were fighting to wars in afghanistan because the enemies are different in the mid one is against the islamic state which we do identify as direct threats the united states and our allies in europe and then the second war against the afghan taliban is an advise and assist war where we support afghan security forces in their civil war against the taliban and we basically function as their air force in their intelligence service but we don't really see a pathway to victory and we just stay out of because we are committed to that constitutional government and if we.
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"And his predescessors for fools by accepting billions of dollars in aid but offering nothing in return mr trump tweeted they give safe haven to the terrorists we hunted afghanistan no more heaven out is a spokeswoman at the state department we are suspending security assistance security assistance only to pakistan at this time in till the pakistani government takes decisive action against groups including the afghan taliban and alqaida network we consider them to be to stabilising the region and also targeting us personnel the united states will suspend that kind of security assistance to pakistan well the amount isn't yet nobody has been suggested the figure could be as high as one billion dollas early i spoke to all state department correspondent bob replace ussia she said no one was surprised by the latest decision this has been coming in a sense that it has been signalled by president trump and his afghanistan strategy which he announced in august he tweeted about it it was his first tweet in the new year and it was a quite strong he accused pakistan of using lies and deceit to win us aid while it was harboring terrorists so that was a harbinger of the announcement now in that state department a message we heard they wanted decisive action against the afghan taliban and the connie network obviously people familiar with the afghan taliban tell us more about this all the group the economy network is a network of islamist militants that has been based in the tribal areas of pakistan connie's are a tribe there and they have been accused of carrying out some of the biggest attacks in afghanistan so the accusation is that the pakistanis allow the economies to keep some sort of a base or at least there let their leadership lie low in the tribal areas and don't go after them strongly enough in order to stop the attacks so that's one.
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"It is bloomberg surveillance i'm pimm fox with carol massar we are two hours away from the opening bell on wall street let's get you updated on some of the need the news you need to know at this hour bitcoin yes it is back in rally mode one point on friday the digital currency plunged as much as thirty percent trading below eleven thousand dollars the decline coincided with the warnings from financial authorities about the elevated risk of holding digital coins today big coin bouncing back trading above fifteen thousand dollars and shares of apple they're down about two percent in early trading analysts lowering their iphone ten shipment projections for the first quarter of next year they cited lacklustre demand at the end of the holiday shopping season look for about thirty five million units and mallon croft in our deal i guess of the day so far mallon crowd has agreed to buy swoop campo pharmaceuticals priced at one point two billion dollars and that is a sending shares of suit campo up about five percent in early trading all right now let's get caught up on headlines from around the world we got michael barr michael girl bigger very much journal's top diplomats from afghanistan and pakistan today than ever ju rocard piece in the simmering conflict between the neighboring countries the threenations reaffirm commitment two proving beer relations deepening cooperation and fighting terrorism there are also calling all the afghan taliban to join the peace process according to pakistan the first trilateral minister level dialogue in beijing comes as china expands its economic interest in pakistan a second china afghanistan pakistan foreign ministers dialogue will be held in kabul next year white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders says there was no similar reason why president donald trump is yet to host his first state dinner after almost a year in office trump will become the first us president it almost a century two in their first year without hosting a state dinner drawn pass criticised state dinners in the past lines will.
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"Firm commitment to improving their relations deepening cooperation and fighting terrorism they are also calling all the afghan taliban to join the peace process according to pakistan the first trilateral minister level dialogue in beijing comes as china expands its economic interest in pakistan a second china afghanistan pakistan foreign ministers dialogue will be held in kabul next year white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders says there was no singular reason why president donald trump is yet to host his first state dinner after almost a year in office trump become the first us president it almost a century two in their first year without hosting a state dinner drop pass criticised state dinners in the past lines will be long at the return lanes at stores the day after christmas it is estimated at one out of every three people who've gone a gift last year returned at least one of them global news 24 hours a day powered by more than twenty seven of the journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries i'm michael barr this is bloomberg her mecca offensive harder let's get to the bloomberg nbc sports report brought to you by land ever primus it is the season of adventure sales event atlanta ever parameters preorder new 2018 land rover range rover sports now 405 south jersey seventeen ever premise dot com let's get to proper scott morning carol pimm the next on christmas day it seems like a tradition they welcomed in the sixers both centers put on a display for the ages turning back the clock to win the game was control down low in the post but when it was all said and done philadelphia beat new york 105 at ninety eight thanks do sixers big man joel embiid scoring twenty five points sixteen rebounds he was outdone individually by knicks center and as kanter thirty one points in 2002 boards the next still above five hundred seventeen and sixteen holding down the eighth spot in the east elsewhere the lakers fell to the wolves celtics beaten by the wizards thunder beat the rockets nfl week sixteen journey will close to monday night football games as the eagles without carson wins secured homefield advantage courtesy of quarterback nick falls they beat the raiders nineteen to.
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"The government plans to sell threemonth sixmonth and fourweek bills today and again futures this morning our little changed down futures down about seventeen right now nasdaq futures down six the 10year treasury that'll change yield two point four eight percent the yield on the twoyear one point eight nine percent the thirty year yield at two point eight four percent and nymex crude oil also moving lower straight ahead we have the latest world and national news this is bloomberg and here in the brings us to 507 no on wall street a bid for peace let's ringing in bloomberg's michael barr good morning michael good morning bob journals the top diplomats from afghanistan and pakistan today in an effort to broker peace in the simmering conflict between the neighboring countries the three nations reaffirmed commitments to improving their relations deepen cooperation and fight terrorism there also calling all the afghan taliban to join the peace process according to pakistan the first tried lateral minister level dialogue in beijing gums as china expands as economic interest in pakistan as second china afghanistan pakistan foreign ministers dialogue will be held in kabul next year turkey's prime minister will begin a twoday a visit to saudi arabia starting tomorrow bloomberg's some endeavour context to look at what's expected to be discussed there we plenty to discuss as turkish prime minister have been yields from travels to riyadh high on the agenda the situation in wartorn syria riyadh could be somewhat uncomfortable with turkey partnering with iran and russia on this matter of the regional developments such as the saudiled blockade of qatar will most probably be on the itinerary is no secret that ankara has been a crucial ally of doha since it was isolated who've turkey shipping food and expanding its military presence there the us decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel could also be a talking point in istanbul szymon democrat bloomberg daybreak we it is concerned about the possibility us might further expand sanctions on russia presidential spokesperson dmitry paskov says we don't want to be in a situation where our bilateral relations which are already in a rather pitiful state could face even bigger.
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"First batch of files came out in two thousand eighteen but i'm not sure what your two thousand twelve thought maybe twenty something document one of them one of a files with a letter from of bin laden to the mirror of of uh telling them exactly that to hype it high so we know issuing an order right and now were wounded in the newer doc we're seeing more of the famed of bin laden anything directives do is subordinate so we've known if for some time about your bob and you know we have looked we have dealt we only scratch the surface there's warning of thousand plus documents videos and what not with a lock to go through but we emphasise we're going to see much more about this relationship another relation aqap aqam that's them a grab that would be libya and tunisia a chef bob in somalia taliban billed as their correspondence with the afghan instead taliban and what the pakistani taliban we believe their correspondence with the afghan taliban the back filed were old air uh we know there correspondence with the pakistani taliban bin laden um was howling the pakistani taliban of one point to stop poaching alqaeda up what he called company commanders with your in alqaeda field commanders um and he also oh issued orders and heat back on the the pakistani taliban chartering basically in this courtroom ordering them what to say and what not to say and said he was going to acquaint deputies to help them to uh to to write to charter for the group so it was basically behind the scenes writing the whoo books for the movement of the taliban impact now we introduce the most surprising and shocking document to my reading so far in this in this introductory page john long war journal a nineteen page document never seen before a report mr joscelyn and mr raja tom this takes us to.
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"Would allow qaeda uh various advantages in terms of moving personnel around bill a very good evening to you you have a report of a suicide bomber in afghanistan but what is striking to me is that this is the son of the amir of the afghan taliban i presumed all these years that the leading families did not did not become martyrs it is this unusual to your memory though yup this is unusual for the afghan taliban and really furture hottest group of all strike tip song of jihadist leaders were foot will serve as military commanders will serve in various capacities within an organisation uh but this is really the first time i can recall a son of a top leader in getting the overall leader of the afghan taliban each joy what are they become a suicide bomber prior to his father taking over and he continued to train with the taliban grip and carried out an attack in garage district in alvin province just last week and the taliban are celebrating this tweeted about it even issued a statement about it and they were basically mock afghan leaders in the western saying while you're thousands are living outside the country our sons are here fighting for the liberation of afghanistan anything significant about his target bill garrett rush district in helmand province yeah so of course is the the province that is hotly contested the taliban control lcd clip working districts and can help and other sick garrelts district is one of the thick contested district the taliban are trying to take control of the afghan forces are struggling to hold on to it uh it would make said that if a leader of the taliban the son of elite over the taliban.
"afghan taliban" Discussed on The Global Politico
"Hmm they're much smaller than the taliban and there's no um and they are in opposition to the taliban in the taliban is in opposition to them so you have to draw clear distinction between the taliban and the islamic state presence in afghanistan su who are the islamic state than if they are not drawing from the same a group of sort of uh pashtoon jihadists at the taleban are they are mostly drawing from former pakistani taliban which is different than the afghan taliban uh and some other uh terrorist groups in the region there might be some disaffected taliban individual afghan taliban individuals islamic state too but there's no relationship um between is certainly no collaboration i mean there's outright opposition and fighting between the afghan taliban and the islamic state it's you know it's a it's not a presence at the moment that is existential threatening to the afghan government or to the united states but its worry it is an official branch of of the islamic state and it's certainly something that the united states government has taken very seriously and been devoting considerable attention to trying to eliminate altogether but to actually completely eliminate them will be tough given any reference tora bora given the particular geography of where they are it's very difficult terrain a lot of caves a lot of uh it it's a rough area and it will be hard to uh to eliminate them entirely but but that is the objective of the of the current us effort.