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September 17, 2018
The Kabul Times

New US Gen. assumes NATO forces commander for Afghanistan

US Army General Scott Miller, who has assumed command of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, took over from Gen. John Nicholson, who held the post for more than two years, at a ceremony at NATO headquarter in Kabul attended by senior Afghan officials and foreign ambassadors.
Miller, 57, has spent much of his career overseeing Special Operations forces, and his most recent position was as commander of the Joint Special Operations Command. He was among the first U.S. soldiers to enter Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001, and since 2013 he has commanded various Special Operations units in which U.S. and Afghan forces work together in counterterrorism teams fighting the Islamic State and other groups.
Afghan military experts hope the new US commander in further coordination with Afghan militaries will improve situation in the country. Miller is an active US general that can lead failure route to success and chose a rational way for maintaining stability in Afghanistan. Stability can be maintained in the country when sufficient military pressure is exerted on the Taliban group persisting to win the war through military way.
“Peace and war should be followed simultaneously and those who do not believe in peace should be suppressed. I think the new US general is successful in his work and can run the mission in good way,” Jabar Qahraman, a member of Afghanistan parliament said.
Gen. Miller, who is said to be one of top US army commanders, was previously commander of the US military’s Joint Special Operations Commander.
Miller, speaking in the ceremony, echoed Nicholson’s resolve.
He noted that with 41 nations in the coalition, “the world recognizes that Afghanistan can’t be a safe haven for terrorists. The world recognizes that we cannot fail.” He said the conflict is still “a tough fight” but that “what we do here will be vital to both Afghanistan and the world.”
Miller takes up his new role more than a year after US President Donald Trump unveiled his Afghanistan strategy, which increased the US troop presence and now includes a renewed push to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table.
Miller graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1983, and commissioned as an infantry officer.
Awards and medals that he has received during his service to US army are the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.
The US Army commander has sustained injuries two times during his mission once in a battle of Mogadishu and second time in Iraq and he’s now been appointed as new commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Lailuma Noori

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