"BIG SECURITY DECISION FACING THE NEXT PRESIDENT" CNN

“Generally, if you are in negotiations with a group and you expect to reach a deal, you don’t kill that group’s leader.” The next President will have to decide whether to continue down the policy path set by the Obama administration, including a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan, or whether to deviate from that course. Peter Bergen argues that strikes against Taliban leaders such as Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour undermine the US’s ability to effectively negotiate with the Taliban, and contribute to the further radicalization of the group.

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