Once again, social media is fascinated with the type of weapon the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan uses.

This time, the attention is on Army Gen. Scott Miller's sidearm. On May 28, Afghan media tweeted pictures of Miller meeting with Afghan officials while holstering a .45 caliber M1911A1 pistol — which the Army no longer issues to soldiers.

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In the week before President Donald Trump's reported decision to abruptly withdraw 7,000 U.S. service members from Afghanistan, the top U.S. commander there all but admitted that the 17-year-old war there will not end with a military victory for the Pentagon.

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Army Gen. Scott Miller's time in Afghanistan is off to an inauspicious start: two U.S. service members have died in the two days since he took command of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and the NATO-led Resolute Support mission there.

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