Taliban insurgents surrender their weapons during a reconciliation ceremony in Herat, Afghanistan, January 28, 2019. With the US pushing forward with power-sharing talks with the Islamic militant group, the Afghan national government in Kabul is steadily losing its grip over the country. Despite warnings from his own intelligence services not to trust the Taliban, US President Donald J. Trump says his negotiating team, led by Afghan-born American diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad, has been given assuran...

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