Army Gen. Scott Miller, the top U.S. General in Afghanistan, has been interacting with civilians and officials in Afghanistan during the 7-day de-escalation of violence treaty. He met with hundreds throughout Kabul while not wearing any body armor and was accompanied by the acting defense minister, Asadullah Khalid. “When you see the minister of defense out walking, that actually matters. I think that’s really the key piece,” commented Miller. The reduction in violence has currently held strong between the Taliban and the U.S, with the end date set for Saturday. If the current deal holds, a peace treaty is expected to be signed that will apply to certain areas and allow thousands of U.S. troops to return home.