Gen. Miller made the remarks during a security shura (meeting) which was organized in northern Faryab province earlier today.
A number of top Afghan security and defense officials including intelligence chief Masoom Stanikzai, acting interior minister Massoud Andarabi, Gen. Waziri and governor of Faryab province had also participated in the meeting.
“Operations will continue but I believe in peace. We absolutely care about the Afghan people. You have my commitment that we will strive to be precise in every engagement,” Gen. Miller said.
In the meantime, Gen. Waziri said “Wherever we have good leaders, we have good results. We need to have the right people, in the right positions, in the right place. We need to pressure the enemy days and nights. We will not wait for them, we will go out to them.”
The acting minister of interior Massoud Andarabi said “We want peace, the government wants peace, the people want peace. It is the Taliban who continue to fight. The whole world wants peace.”