Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with coalition forces at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, July 9, 2018. Andrew Harnik | AP
America's Longest War

With Pompeo Visit, US Seeks New Justification for Ongoing Presence in Afghanistan

Mike Pompeo’s remarks during a recent trip to Afghanistan suggest the promotion peace talks with the Taliban disguise a new approach, one which is set to formalize the U.S.’ nearly two-decades-long occupation of the country.