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Stanley McChrystal Discusses His Rise And Fall

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal penned an op-ed Tuesday in which he addressed his fall from grace while serving as the commanding general of internati...

Military Families Week: Putting the Spotlight on the Sacrifices of Those Left Behind

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

We are making this Military Families Week at The AOL Huffington Post Media Group. The goal is to honor our military families, remind us of their sacrifices, provide them with employment resources, and let our readers know different ways they can help. READ MORE About That Lawsuit...: The lawsuit filed Tuesday by Jonathan Tasini is so utterly without merit, and has been so thoroughly eviscerated in the media, I am hesitant to take any time away from aggregating adorable kitten videos to respond. READ MORE The Webbys Turn 15: Time to Vote for This Year's Favorites WATCH: Arianna Discusses Media and Tech During TechCrunch Roundtable WATCH: Arianna Gives Keynote at AdTech

McChrystal, Sympton not Cause; DoD Healthcare Debacle Continues

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

DoD Photo McChrystal is a symptom and not a cause of the problems within the Department of Defense (DoD). For far too long, the folks at the Pentago...

Counterinsurgency Doctrine Is a Long-Term Strategy: Afghanistan Lacks a Long-Term Commitment

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

The required U.S. commitment to Afghanistan is one that the American public cannot stomach, particularly in the midst of an economic crisis and a massive healthcare overhaul around the corner.

A Lesson in Leadership from George W. Bush

Oghene Oyiborhoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oghene Oyiborhoro

In the case of loose lipped McCrystal, Obama seems to have dithered on the obvious; firing General McChrystal! At least that is what George W. Bush would do.

McChrystal's Lesson: Trampling Constitution A-Okay, Using Mean Words Is Not

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

What we now know is that generals are fully permitted to publicly challenge the constitutional authority of the president and the elected civilian leadership of the United States. That is apparently not a fireable offense.

NATO Tries To Silence Journalist Jerome Starkey Over Afghan Slayings (VIDEO)

Rethink Afghanistan | Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last week, I spoke with Afghanistan-based journalist Jerome Starkey about his reporting on special forces raids that killed civilians and NATOs surpri...

Afghanistan Bananastan

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Republicans are using the Obama-McChrystal episode as an opportunity for fear-mongering. Sen. John McCain said ignoring McChrystal's troop request would be "an error of historic proportions."

Troop Increases and the Irony of Afghanistan

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kit Gallant

Is it not ludicrous to imagine that adding soldiers is the appropriate method for achieving our (vague) goals, given that our problems clearly don't stem from a military inferiority?

Obama's War: The Next Best Steps in Afghanistan?

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

Both military and civilian leaders need to revisit their management and cooperation efforts, and better define their "jobs" if any progress is to be made.

Are War Generals Undermining Obama's Command In Afghanistan?

Politico | DAVID ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Implicit in the president's decision is an effective cap of about 100,000 for the American force, but top Democrats fear that unless Obama is more ass...

Top Troop Request For Afghanistan Exceeds 60,000

Wall Street Journal | PETER SPIEGEL and YOCHI DREAZEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The request for troops sent to President Barack Obama by the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan includes three different options, with the largest alte...

Stanley McChrystal Lets Slip A Secret CIA Report

newsweek.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In his widely reported London speech earlier this month, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, described how people constantly o...

Too Big to Fail?: Why All the President's Afghan Options Are Bad Ones

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Our leaders evidently never saw a war to which the word "more" didn't apply. Hence the Afghan War, where impending disaster is just an invitation to fuel the flames of an already roaring fire.

Fort Carson Experiences Deadliest Day Since Vietnam: 8 Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan (WATCH)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: NBC Nightly news reported on Fort Carson's tragic day on Monday evening: The headlines were jolting, even for the hometown of a military base...

McChrystal Rejects Calls To Lower Afghan Aims

New York Times | JOHN F. BURNS and ALAN COWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The top military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, rejected calls for scaling down military objectives there on Thursday and said ...

Conservatives Back Obama On Afghanistan

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prominent conservative foreign policy thinkers and activists who backed the Iraq war are circulating a letter to President Obama supporting his engage...

New Afghanistan Commander Ran Secret "Executive Assassination Ring" Under Cheney

Tom Dispatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yes, Stanley McChrystal is the general from the dark side (and proud of it). So the recent sacking of Afghan commander General David McKiernan after l...

McChrystal Choice Suggests Special Ops Strikes Will Continue

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gareth Porter | Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, May 12 (IPS) - The choice of Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal to become the new U.S. commander in Afghan...

David McKiernan Steps Down From Top Afghanistan Command Post

AP | PAULINE JELINEK and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama fired the top U.S. general in Afghanistan on Monday, replacing him with a former special forces commander in...