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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) stands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. Pompeo says the U.S. will cut $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan. Afghan Presidential Palace via 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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Afghan workers move ballot boxes to trucks getting ready for Saturday's presidential elections in Kabul, Afghanistan. The lead-up to the vote has been marred by violence and uncertainty. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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