His Last War Unfinished, Top Sergeant Exits Afghanistan

News & Features Quil Lawrence · ·
Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Hall retired from the Army after 32 years of working special operations on five continents. But he was called back to duty for one last tour — in Afghanistan — by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top U.S. and NATO commander in the country. Now, as he prepares to end his tour, Hall says insurgents have lost momentum — while the U.S. has yet to gain it — but that the war in Afghanistan can still be won.