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Top U.S. general Mark Milley to hand over reins after four years

September 29, 2023


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CNBC / September 29, 2023

Top U.S. general Mark Milley will retire on Friday after a four-year tenure that saw successes like the killing of ISIS head Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and helping Ukraine to defend against Russia’s invasion, but also included the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and a rocky relationship with former President Donald Trump.

Milley will hand over command to Air Force chief General Charles Q. Brown, who will be only the second Black officer to become chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after Colin Powell two decades ago.

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