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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (center), is greeted by U.S. military personnel upon arriving in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. Lolita C. Balbor/AP hide caption

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Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan's national security adviser, speaks during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Monday. After U.S.-Taliban talks excluded Afghanistan's government and collapsed last month, Mohib tells NPR that the only way to lasting peace is to include the country's leaders. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Afghan Government Must Lead Peace Talks, Its National Security Adviser Says

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