General Stanley McChrystal

McChrystal Retires.

by Daniel Russ on June 30, 2010

“WASHINGTON — Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was fired last week as the top U.S. general in the stalemated Afghanistan war, told the Army on Monday that he will retire. Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins said McChrystal, 55, notified the service of his plans. The general submitted formal retirement papers, but it is not clear when […]

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McChrystal Out As Afghanistan Commander

by Daniel Russ on June 22, 2010

” ‘WASHINGTON (AP)— A furious President Barack Obama weighed whether to fire his Afghan war commander at a perilous time in the conflict as he summoned Gen. Stanley McChrystal to Washington to explain disparaging comments about his political masters. McChrystal’s complaints about his commander in chief and Obama’s aides put his job in jeopardy. Obama […]

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Questions About McChrystal

February 21, 2010

From McClatchy “WASHINGTON — Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, kept a remote U.S. base in the country manned last year at the local governor’s request despite warnings from his field commanders that it should be closed because it was vulnerable and had no tactical or strategic value. McChrystal’s decision […]

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“The Afghan Insurgency Can Sustain Itself Indefinitely,” Major General Michael Flynn

January 8, 2010

“The Taliban not only has the “momentum” after the most successful year in its campaign against the United States and the Kabul government. “The Afghan insurgency can sustain itself indefinitely,” according to a briefing from Major General Michael Flynn, the top U.S. intelligence officer in the country. “The Taliban retains [the] required partnerships to sustain […]

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