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EDITORIAL: The Taliban deserves no trust

Sep 11, 2019 - The Washington Times

"Trust, but verify." President Reagan appropriated and popularized this traditional Russian proverb, then used it to great effect in his nuclear negotiations with the Soviets. As Americans face another sorrowful anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, President Trump must remain mindful of the need for caution in his dealings with Afghanistan's Taliban: Verify, then trust. There is no other way to handle so treacherous an adversary.

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