Overwhelmingly wars end in negotiations except wars the US fights. France left Algeria without chaos or French equipment being seized despite a totally bitter war. An exception is that the Khmer Rouge just seized Cambodia.
Since Hitler’s claim to power was that Germany was sold out by traitors in World War I, no one thought a negotiated end was appropriate. The US at first wouldn’t let Japan keep the Emperor, which blocked a far quicker end to the war with Japan, but General MacArthur let him stay.
Vietnam wanted friendship against China and diplomatic relations. But the US left by helicopter from the embassy roof for actually no good reason at all, since Vietnam wanted an embassy with the US not US hostages. One recent time that the US negotiated was due the UN being in charge in Korea, and that armistice gave negotiations a bad name.
The US could quickly leave Afghanistan under the precondition that the Taliban not immediately seize Kabul, and let China or some other country guard Kabul for a while. Martin Luther King, Gandhi, and Bishop Tutu negotiated, the Transnational Foundation met with Gen. Musharraf in pursuit of peace, Why is that Swedish peace group not repeating its efforts?
Why is the peace movement different now?
Suddenly far fewer Americans are mad at the Taliban since they weren’t harboring bin Laden after all. Can’t there be some other proposal by Congressional peace Reps., than a funds cut off in six months? Enough time for Americans to get mad again.
For some more immediate peace suggestions see, “The War is Over, It ended May 2 . . .”