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mattis, in afghanistan, says some in taliban may be willing to pursue peace

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mattis, in afghanistan, says some in taliban may be willing to pursue peace

defense secretary jim mattis, center left, enters the presidential palace in kabul alongside acting afghan defense minister tariq shah bahrami. (photo by dan lamothe/ the washington post)kabul — defense secretary jim mattis visited afghanistan on tuesday to meet senior u.s. and afghan officials and discuss both the military campaign and “peeling off” some members of the taliban to pursue a peace deal with the afghan government.the unannounced visit comes two weeks after afghan president ashraf ghani made what many observers consider an unprecedented offer, inviting the taliban to begin peace talks without preconditions to end the 16-year war. the taliban said last month that it is open to reaching a political settlement and negotiating, but it has not responded to ghani’s offer.mat...