Op-Ed / Asia 16 August 2019 The U.S. Shouldn’t Stumble Out of Afghanistan Letting the country unravel isn't an exit strategy. Share Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Whatsapp Save Print As the United States seeks to finalize a deal with the Taliban, it must reconcile two discordant truths: One is that the United States grievously erred in thinking it could defeat an insurgency in Afghanistan and should have negotiated its military withdrawal much sooner, and the other is that the deal it negotiates now might increase rather than lessen the violence. Between those two truths is a narrow space in which the U.S. government could both end its longest war and avoid leaving an intensified civil war in its wake. Whether the expected deal accomplishes those objectives will depend on the details. Read the full article on Foreign Policy's website. Related Tags Afghanistan More for you Q&A / Asia Interpreting the U.S. Talks with the Taliban Op-Ed / Asia The Unwinnable War: America’s Blind Spots in Afghanistan Originally published in Foreign Affairs.