Top general to Afghanistan veterans: ‘Your service mattered’

At a Pentagon briefing on Wednesday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said that for veterans, their families and supporters, the end of the war in Afghanistan has aroused conflicting feelings of “pain and anger, sorrow and sadness, combined with pride and resilience.” Addressing service members, Milley said, “Your service mattered, and it was not in vain.”

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