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Brad Pitt on hubris, 'War Machine' and having 'no secrets'

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/15/2017 By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, Brad Pitt arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Allied." Pitt stars in the new film, “War Machine,” in which he plays a slightly fictionalized version of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, Brad Pitt arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Allied." Pitt stars in the new film, “War Machine,” in which he plays a slightly fictionalized version of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Pitt says there needs to be a rethinking of what winning the war in Afghanistan means and sending more American troops there will only cause more damage.

The Oscar-nominated actor also tells The Associated Press that the public should reassess how it supports soldiers and needs to do more than just give money to causes and give veterans a pat on the back.

Pitt's comments came in an interview last week in which the actor discussed his life, and his upcoming Netflix film "War Machine ." The film takes a satirical look at the war in Afghanistan through a fictionalized version of former Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was removed from command after an infamous 2010 profile in Rolling Stone magazine.

President Donald Trump is considering sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, although top advisers stress no decision has been made.

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