The agreement with the Taliban calls for U.S. troops to withdraw entirely, but some conditions in the deal may prevent that.
Jonathan Schroden directs the Center for Stability and Development, and the Special Operations Program at the CNA Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and analysis organization based in Arlington, Virginia. His work at CNA has focused on counterterrorism and counterinsurgency activities across much of the Middle East and South Asia, including numerous deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. The views expressed here are his and do not necessarily represent those of CNA, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of Defense.
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