The peace process in Afghanistan has reached its most promising level in nearly a decade. Does that mean we have a peace deal? Not exactly. That peace is at hand? Not quite. According to the head negotiator, “We have a draft of the framework that has to be fleshed out before it becomes an agreement.” But after 17 years of America’s longest war, even a draft of a framework sounds pretty damn good. NYT: US and Taliban Agree in Principle to Peace Framework.