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Stanley McChrystal Reflects On His Ouster: 'There Are Days It Hurts'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal reflected on his abrupt ouster from the military in an interview with Yahoo News this week. The former commanding g...

Brad Pitt Will Play General McChrystal In Adaptation Of Michael Hastings Book

rollingstonelogo | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. Brad Pitt will star and produce the film adaptation of journalist Michael Hastings' 2012 book "...

Rolling Stone Writer: McChrystal Pals 'Lying,' No Interview Ground Rules

DailyFinance | JEFF BERCOVICI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Michael Hastings, the Rolling Stone writer whose reporting compelled the White House to fire Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander of U.S. forces in Af...

Foreign Correspondents Worry About Limited Access Following McChrystal Article, Gates Order

Yahoo! News | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"I worry about it. I do worry about that order," said Martha Raddatz, ABC News chief foreign correspondent. Raddatz, speaking to Yahoo! News from K...

Gates Clamps Down On Media Access To Military Following McChrystal Article

New York Times | THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Nine days after a four-star general was relieved of command for comments made to Rolling Stone magazine, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gat...

Rolling Stone's General McChrystal Issue A Newsstand Hit

WWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rolling Stone has a hit on its hands thanks to Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Citing initial estimates from New York and Los Angeles (where the issue contai...

Army Investigating McChrystal Staff Over Rolling Stone Interview

McClatchy | Nancy A. Youssef | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army inspector general is investigating whether aides to former Afghanistan commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal were insubordinat...

Jason Linkins

Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone Reporter, Inks Book Deal With Little Brown | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

War in Afghanistan watchers haven't heard the last of Michael Hastings, whose recent article in Rolling Stone, "The Runaway General," led to the end o...

Odd Bedfellows: General Stanley McChrystal and Helen Thomas

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lesleyann Coker

What do General Stanley McChrystal and Helen Thomas have in common? Both were fired for exercising their right to free speech.

TAKEDOWN: Taibbi Unleashes On Lara Logan After Rolling Stone Critique

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi unleashed on CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan in a post titled, "Lara Logan, You Suck" Monday. "Lara ...

Lara Logan Slams Rolling Stone, Writer Over McChrystal Article

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan slammed Michael Hastings for his Rolling Stone article that led to the firing of General Stanley McChr...

"Talking Old Soldiers": A Chatty Playlist for Stanley McChrystal

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a loose-lipped playlist for Stan the Man, a dude with a big ego and a very mixed record who finally accomplished the impossible -- actually stealing some of the cultural spotlight away from Lady GaGa.

After McChrystal

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lincoln Mitchell

Obama did the right thing this week in firing McChrystal. Unfortunately, the other decisions the President faces regarding Afghanistan are not as easy. It is difficult to get out of Afghanistan today, but it will be more difficult to get out tomorrow.

McChrystal's Mistake: Too Much COIN

David Reidy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Reidy

General McChrystal was ultimately done in by his lack of discretion, but the war effort in Afghanistan will eventually be a failure because of the over-reliance and misapplication of COIN.

McChrystal: What's Going Down in Washington and Afghanistan?

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

McChrystal is more honest in his assessments than either Obama or Petraeus. The President is accustomed to throw the mantle of success over failure through glib talk and spin.

Bard Blog on McChrystal's Firing

Ken Adelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Adelman

Clearly, McChrystal didn't heed the advice given in Shakespeare's classic play about mishaps in war, Troilus and Cressida -- "Lay thy finger on thy lips!"

McChrystal's Top Aide: We Can't 'Win' in Afghanistan

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

While Washington soaks up the outcome of this showdown, the more important story is that even McChrystal, the Afghanistan war's point man and chief proponent, has been harboring doubts about the feasibility of the mission.

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.

Why McChrystal is a Gift to Obama (as Well as a "Teachable Moment")

John Odum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Odum

Expectations for decisive action by this President have steadily eroded. With today's news, Mr. Obama has stopped that slide among many -- and all thanks to a freebie.

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.

General McChrystal Offers To Resign, According To Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Gen. Stanley McChrystal has offered to resign his position in the wake of an explosive Rolling Stone interview, according to Time magazine's J...

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...

McChrystal Rolling Stone Interview: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

With reports of General McChrystal's resignation on the table, we've asked HuffPost bloggers to weigh in: Should he go, or did he have the right to say what he said? Read blogger reactions, and leave your own in the comments section.

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.

Top McChrystal Aide Resigns In Wake Of Rolling Stone Piece

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Duncan Boothby, a "senior media aide" to Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has resigned in the wake of an explosive Rolling Stone expose that features McChryst...