11/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

McChrystal On 60 Minutes: Afghanistan "A Little Worse" Than Gen. Stanley M. McChrystal Expected (VIDEO)

Things in Afghanistan are "probably a little worse" than Gen. Stanley M. McChrystal expected.

60 Minutes aired its interview Sunday night with Gen. McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan.

CBS' David Martin started off by describing Gen. McChrystal as "blunt, hard-charging and fed up with the way the U.S. has been fighting the war over the past 8 years."

Martin traveled to Afghanistan to interview Gen. McChrystal.


Asked if things are better or worse than he expected, General McChrystal told Martin, "They are probably a little worse."

"What's worse than you thought?" Martin asked.

"Well, I think that in some areas that the breadth of violence, the geographic spread of violence, places to the north and to the west, are a little more than I would have gathered," McChrystal replied.

Just last week, The Washington Post reported that in a confidential report, McChrsystal warned that the war in Afghanistan would end in failure without additional troops.

Watch 60 Minutes' interview with Gen. Stanley M. McChrystal:

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