Tensions over Afghan talks ended with Bolton's exit: sources

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Tensions over Afghan talks ended with Bolton's exit: sourcesU.S. President Donald Trump and adviser John Bolton were always unlikely foreign policy allies, with Bolton skeptical of Trump's outreach on North Korea and efforts to woo Russian President Vladimir Putin and supportive of an Iraq war hated by his boss. Trump's pursuit of a dialogue with Taliban leaders over the future of Afghanistan proved to be a bridge too far, however, and now the president is on the hunt for his fourth national security adviser. Two sources familiar with the matter said one thing that bothered Trump was the possibility that Bolton let it be known that Vice President Mike Pence shared his opposition to Trump's effort to bring Taliban leaders to the presidential retreat of Camp David, Maryland, to try to reach a peace deal.


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