New CENTCOM head on Afghanistan mission: ‘I don’t know how long it will take’

Military Times: A day after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday called for the international community to help end the war in Afghanistan, the incoming head of U.S. Central Command reluctantly acknowledged to lawmakers on Tuesday that he has no idea when U.S. troops may fully withdraw from Afghanistan.

But he insisted the 17-year conflict remains critical to national security, and that the price in both dollars and American lives is still justified.

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