McChrystal’s ‘Rolling Stone’ Interview: The View From ‘Stars & Stripes’

By: E&P Staff

President Barack Obama isn’t faced with a Truman/McArthur situation, but the comments to Rolling Stone by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, his handpicked commander for the war in Afghanistan war, put the president in a no-win situation, Leo Shane III wrties in the military daily Stars and Stripes.

If he fires McChrystal, Obama will enjoy the dubious distinction of being the only president in U.S. history to sack two wartime commanders in a little more than a year. Last May, Gen. David McKiernan was relieved of post commanding the Afghan war effort after the White House and Defense Secretary Robert Gates said “fresh eyes” were needed to find a more successful path forward.

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