Obama fires McChrystal, picks Petraeus to lead Afghanistan efforts

President Obama sacked Gen. Stanley McChrystal as his top commander in Afghanistan and will replace him with Gen. David Petraeus, head of U.S. ...

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    McChrystal will not even get a chance to return to Afghanistan and will have his personal items shipped back to Washington. His replacement is General David Petraeus ... s strategy and his sacking will lead to fresh questions about the commitment of ...
    06/23/2010 - 7:07 pm | View Link
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    "The president accepted McChrystal's resignation and has chosen General Petraeus to replace McChrystal as the commander of ISAF and to lead our forces in Afghanistan," the official said on conditition of anonymity. McChrystal delivered his resignation ...
    06/23/2010 - 12:17 pm | View Link
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    But he can’t do anything until he fires McChrystal.” The general has already ... Then came Gen. David Petraeus’s fainting spell as he testified about Afghanistan before the a Senate committee earlier this month, which many on the Hill saw, fairly ...
    06/21/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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    General Stanley McChrystal acknowledged as much last month when he referred to Marjah as a "bleeding ulcer". All of this does not bode well for the efforts in significantly larger Kandahar. The problems plaguing Afghanistan are many, with some pre-dating ...
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    A general destablized by Afghanistan. Q: ... McChrystal sold Obama on his ... It all lead to a loss to America of 34 years of experience and distrust of the ...
    06/24/2010 - 11:43 am | View Website
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    US commander in Afghanistan sacked. Obama fires Stanley McChrystal over magazine article and picks David Petraeus to lead war.
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