DOHA, Qatar—The U.S. and the Taliban signed a historic deal Saturday meant to end America’s longest war and pave the way for Afghan factions to bring 18 years of costly fighting in their country to an end.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined top Taliban leaders at a Doha hotel for the signing of an agreement that is supposed to trigger the start of a complete U.S. troop withdrawal over the next 14 months in exchange for a Taliban pledge that the group will work out a political deal with the Afghan government and won’t allow…

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