More Afghans Are Calling For Peace, Gen. John Nicholson Says – NPR

The war in Afghanistan is America’s longest. Rachel Martin talks to Gen. John Nicholson about his outlook for Afghanistan. Until Sept. 2, he is the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in the country.

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The head of the Islamic State in Afghanistan was killed in a U.S. airstrike over the weekend, which was welcome news for the United States and also for the Taliban for a different reason. The war in Afghanistan is now America’s longest. It has lasted 17 years. And about 15,000 American soldiers are there now to support Afghanistan’s government forces.

Maybe no American soldier knows this battleground better than Army General John Nicholson. For just a few more days, he is the commander of U.S. and NATO forces …. Read More on NPR