Friday, June 29, 2018

Lt. Gen. Scott Miller Confirmed To Take Over Command Of U.S. And NATO Forces In Afghanistan

The Hill: Senate confirms Trump's pick to lead US forces in Afghanistan

The Senate has confirmed President Trump’s pick to take over command of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Lt. Gen. Scott Miller was confirmed by voice vote Thursday night as part of a batch of military nominations the Senate confirmed before heading home for a weeklong recess.

Miller’s confirmation came just hours after his nomination was advanced by the Senate Armed Services Committee and a little more than week after a largely genial hearing before the committee.

While the hearing had a friendly tenor, Miller was questioned on plans to turn around the 17-year-old war.

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Update: Senate confirms new military commander in Afghanistan, South Korean ambassador (Military Times)

WNU Editor: No surprises in the confirmation process.

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