U.S-Taliban Peace Deal Places Conditions on U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Agreement, to be signed Saturday in Qatar, leaves important details about Afghanistan’s future to be worked out

The U.S. and the Taliban are set to sign a deal in Qatar on Saturday that will chart a path for all American troops to leave Afghanistan after more than 18 years of war, but it leaves unanswered fundamental questions about the country’s future, including whether it will remain a democracy and what rights will be afforded to women.

President Trump has long telegraphed his impatience with the war and desire to bring the. troops home. Despite the urgency in Washington, compounded by the approaching 2020 election, the next phases...