Former Resolute Support commander General Scott Miller officially ended his nearly three-year mission in Afghanistan on Monday.

The four-star general is now considered to be the longest-serving US commander in Afghanistan.

Army General Austin Scott Miller officially introduced his successor, Marine General Kenneth Frank McKenzie as new commander to carry out the remaining pullout of US troops.

General Scott Miller thanked all NATO allies, Afghan Security Forces members, and the people of Afghanistan for their sacrifices over the past two decades. Miller on the rise in violation said that the warring sides should pave the ground for political settlement which he believes to be difficult with this level of violation.

Scott Miller blamed the Taliban for the current violation and added that this is opposite the willingness of Afghan people which should come to an end.

Additionally, RS new commander Frank McKenzie said that the US and NATO allies have achieved the objectives of bringing to Justice  Osama bin Ladin and preventing Afghanistan not to be safe haven for the culprits of 9/11.

McKenzie reiterated that the US military mission does not mean an end to its commitment to Afghanistan, the mission will open doors to a new chapter. He said that protecting the US diplomatic mission in Afghanistan, ensuring the normal operation of Kabul Airport, training and advising ANDSF, and counterterrorism is four new items that will be focused upon.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.