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Stanley McChrystal Is Not Alone: Other Top Military Officials Forced Out Over The Years

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 06/24/10 07:19 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:55 PM ET

President Barack Obama announced the dismissal of Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Wednesday after revealing some overly-candid thoughts in a controversial Rolling Stone interview. Though McChrystal may be feeling like the loneliest person in the world these days, he's not the first high-ranking military official to land in hot water -- and eventually be ousted -- for bad behavior.

The Huffington Post has compiled a slideshow of other notable military officials who have been dismissed, fired, or forced to resign:

George McClellan Calls Lincoln A 'Baboon,' Gets Fired
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Gen. George McClellan was appointed general-in-chief of the Union forces in November 1861. By December, McClellan’s competence as a military leader was called into question at the Joint Committee on the Conduct of War. His slowness to act against Confederate forces, coupled with his defeat in a minor battle, began raising calls for his dismissal. McClellan further tarnished his reputation by calling Lincoln a “baboon” and a “gorilla” that is “unworthy of…his high position.” Three months and two catastrophes later, Lincoln removed McClellan from general-in-chief and demoted him to a lesser command.
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