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Miller says last US troops in Afghanistan will be special operations forces

Miller says last US troops in Afghanistan will be special operations forces
Special operations forces were the first deployed in the war in Afghanistan nearly 20 years ago and likely will be the last troops to leave the country, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller said after visiting U.S. forces and American military leadership in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

KENNEY/ STARS AND STRIPES KABUL, Afghanistan — Special operations forces were the first deployed in the war in Afghanistan nearly 20 years ago and likely will be the last troops to leave the country, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller said after visiting U.And their smart-ass comments and their insights led me to the conclusion we’re in a good place,” Miller said, without going into detail.Miller said he had talked to Gen.It should have been big Army, big Air Force…and I think we probably would have had a little different outcome in Afghanistan if we would have done -- maintained what we were doing then and are doing now,” Miller said to reporters on the trip with him.

With the war in Afghanistan winding down for the United States, Miller said the takeaway for the military is about strategy.As for the Afghan forces, Miller said he heard during the trip that “the Afghan security forces are a lot more capable than frankly what I came in thinking they were.

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