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Obama Administration Invites Controversial General Back To Public Service

New York Times | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, who was relieved of command in Afghanistan after a magazine profile quoted his subordinates as disparaging senior civilian...

Why Firing the General Was an Act of God

Paul Krassner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Krassner

The Rolling Stone correspondent was stuck in Paris. Embedded there, he hung around with talkative drinkers. They revealed stuff while forgetting it was being told to a reporter.

Marcus Baram

Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone's McChrystal Profiler, Says Troops Are Happy That General Was Ousted | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Rolling Stone correspondent whose profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal upended America's Afghan war leadership says that soldiers on the ground are ...

Shadow Elite: McChrystal, Through the Looking Glass

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan

Over the past couple of decades, power brokers within the military increasingly have been subverting established official procedures, bucking authority, and exploiting ambiguity.

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.

McChrystal, Obama, and Authority

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

To accept McChrystal's resignation is a bad choice and the only possible choice. It amounts to an assertion of command. But to assert command brings responsibilities.

Stan McChrystal: When a Sideman Wants to Be the Frontman

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Obama and McChrystal are both singing the wrong tune, and Afghanistan's the wrong venue. The band would be better off packing up their amps and going home.

What President Obama Should Do With Gen. McChrystal

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

The lack of respect for civilian authority demonstrated by General McChrystal and his staff -- on the record and over an extended period of time -- is all the justification President Obama needs to fire General McChrystal.

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.