Analysts tell lawmakers Biden should freeze US troop level in Afghanistan until Taliban agrees to end war

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon should freeze troop levels in Afghanistan until the Taliban agrees to stop fighting the Afghan military or the United States risks the country falling back into the fundamentalists’ hands, a trio of foreign policy experts told lawmakers on Friday.


The experts told the House Armed Services Committee that without continued U.S. military support — especially air power — the Afghan national security forces were unlikely...