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In symbolic end to war, U.S. general to step down from command in Afghanistan

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By Phil Stewart KABUL (Reuters) – The U.S. general leading the war in Afghanistan, Austin Miller, will relinquish command on Monday, U.S. officials say, in a symbolic end to America’s longest conflict even as Taliban insurgents gain momentum. Miller will become America’s last four-star general on the ground in Afghanistan in a ceremony in Kabul that will come ahead of a formal end to the military mission there on Aug. 31, a date set by President Joe Biden as he looks to extricate American from the two-decade-old war. While the ceremony may offer some sense of closure for U.S. veterans who serv…

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