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 ...
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    U.S. President Barack Obama has fired his top general in Afghanistan ... McChrystal had brought his resignation with him in the event he was fired. Obama has nominated U.S. Gen. David Petraeus to take McChrystal's place as head of the ISAF force in ...
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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 ...
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    GENERAL Stanley McChrystal, the US commander in charge of all American and British troops in Afghanistan, was last night sacked by Barack Obama for making derogatory remarks about the president and his regime in a magazine article. • General Stanley ...
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