U.S. general steps down from Afghanistan command

The U.S. general leading the war in Afghanistan, Austin Miller, relinquished command in a ceremony in Kabul on Monday - a symbolic end to America's longest conflict.

Addressing a small gathering outside his military headquarters in Kabul, The 60-year-old Miller - who spent longer on the ground than any of the previous generals to command the war - vowed to remember the lives lost in the fighting. He also called on the Taliban to halt a wave of violent attacks that have given them control of more territory than at any time since the conflict began.

With Miller out, the Pentagon has engineered a transition that will allow a series of generals to carry on with supporting the Afghan security forces, mostly from overseas.

Biden acknowledged last week that Afghanistan's future was far from certain but said the Afghan people must decide their own fate.

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