29 Jun '18, 12pm

Senate confirms Miller to lead US mission in Afghanistan, Harris as S. Korea ambassador

Senate confirms Miller to lead US mission in Afghanistan, Harris as S. Korea ambassador

KABUL, Afghanistan — Army Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller was confirmed by the Senate as the new commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan in a voice vote late Thursday. Miller, 57, who currently serves as commander of Joint Special Operations Command, also received his fourth star as part of the confirmation. Miller is expected to take over both NATO’s train, advise and assist mission and the U.S.’s separate counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan in the fall. He replaces Army Gen. John Nicholson, who after more than two years in charge became the U.S.’s longest-serving commander of the 17-year war. During his confirmation hearing, Miller endorsed the U.S.’s revamped war strategy — which has allowed for more airstrikes against Taliban targets — but said he didn’t foresee an end to the conflict anytime soon. “I can’t guarantee you any timeline or an end date,” he told the Senate ...

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