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McChrystal's Rolling Stone Interview And The Most Insightful Afghan War Quotes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Rolling Stone's profile of Stanley McChrystal was published this week, it took down a general who had managed to retain his post as the most seni...

Jason Linkins

Rolling Stone McChrystal Profile: Editor Surprised It Became 'Story Of The Day'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Jason Linkins

Rolling Stone McChrystal Profile: Mag Fails To Capitalize On Its Own Story

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.