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The Latest: Mattis says trust is question in Taliban talks

 

September 8, 2019



WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan (all times local):

12:35 p.m.

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis says that when it comes to trying to negotiate an Afghanistan peace deal with the Taliban, the key question is whether they can be trusted.

Mattis cites past U.S. nuclear talks with the Russians, when the American side talked about "trust but verify."

He tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that "I think you want to verify, then trust" in dealing with the Taliban.

Mattis says the U.S. since the Bush administration, has "demanded that they break with a...



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