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Obama's Afghanistan Policy: What a New General Can't Fix

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

One of the more striking aspects of the current episode is that no one is vigorously disputing the essence of the assessments advanced by McChrystal and his associates.

Jason Linkins

Rolling Stone McChrystal Profile: Editor Surprised It Became 'Story Of The Day' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I imagine that Rolling Stone now understands that the White House will respond very quickly the next time the commander in charge of our controversial war puts the entire operation in jeopardy over some ill-advised sass talk.

Stanley McChrystal Relieved Of Command: Obama Ousts General

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sacked his loose-lipped Afghanistan commander Wednesday, a seismic shift for the military order in wartime, ...

Harry Truman Talks About Firing General Douglas MacArthur

David Colbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Colbert

McChrystal is no Douglas MacArthur. Maybe he shouldn't be fired. But you can bet that the political debates that Truman had with his advisors then are probably something like those Obama is having now.

Jason Linkins

Rolling Stone McChrystal Profile: Mag Fails To Capitalize On Its Own Story | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this morning, Rolling Stone executive editor Eric Bates took note of the dismissal of the civilian press aide who set up the interview between...

Jason Linkins

Stanley McChrystal Under Fire: What Does It Mean For Counterinsurgency Strategy? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Is it possible to even contemplate McChrystal being removed from his command? My instincts tell me that we're about to endure a fancy bit of White House shame-pageantry: McChrystal comes hat in hand, he and the President have a heart-to-heart, and in the end, everyone gets back to work. That's how I see it playing out if only because McChrystal has essentially become the living avatar of counterinsurgency strategy itself.

McChrystal's Rolling Stone Interview: Quotes, Comments About Obama And Colleagues (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gen. Stanley McChrystal's candid Rolling Stone interview prompted the White House to summon McChrystal, the most senior military commander in Afghanis...

The Runaway General' Summoned To Washington

AP | ANNE GEARAN and JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan was fighting for his job Tuesday after being summoned to Washington to explain a magazine pro...

Congress Must Hold Emergency Hearings on Afghanistan Before Obama Makes His Troop Deployment Decision

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If Congress is going to be called upon to finance this war with billions more in taxpayer dollars, this debate should be taking place in the halls of Congress in front of the American people.

Jones V. McChrystal: Obama Security Adviser

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Afghanistan is not in imminent danger of falling to the Taliban, President Barack Obama's national security adviser said Sunday as he do...

Obama Delays McChrystal's Washington Trip To Discuss Troop Levels | Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The White House has told the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan to delay a planned trip here Friday to brief President Obama and his senior ad...

How US Aid Helps the Taliban

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The movement which campaigned so hard to elect Obama may now have to actively fight against some of Obama's key policies. If not, protesters may soon be chanting the same slogans at Obama as were once chanted against LBJ.

Is the Military-Industrial Complex Using Gen. McChrystal to "Potty Train" Obama on Afghanistan?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The McChrystal affair is a vivid reminder of the huge pressures powerful vested interests can place on a new president to protect the status quo and prevent meaningful change.

General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Commander Of Afghanistan: I Have Only Talked To Obama Once

Washington Times | Amanda Carpenter on Sept. 28, 2009 Into the Back Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The military general credited for capturing Saddam Hussein and killing the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq says he has only spoken to President Obama once ...