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Maj. Gen. Murray offers thoughts on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan


Maj. Gen. John Murray, the commanding general of the Third Infantry Division, addressed a packed house at the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island breakfast at The Landings Thursday morning.

He said there are no new orders related to the drawdown that would directly impact Fort Stewart of Hunter Army Airfield, but he said he doesn't anticipate seeing any more major formations deploying to Afghanistan.

Maj. Gen. Murray also shared how he felt about the war coming to an end.

"I've invested a lot of blood, sweat and tears in the past 12 years, but it's good for the country, and ultimately we don't make that decision," he said. "We have civilian leadership for a reason, and our civilian leadership is elected by the American people. So there's been a lot invested in both Iraq and Afghanistan, but it's going to have to come to an end sometime, and if that's when it's coming to an end, that's when it's coming to an end."

Maj. Gen. Murray is currently commanding concentrated training at Ft Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.  He is also implementing restructuring of the Division based on Army wide changes he helped shape at the Pentagon.​

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