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A US general's public pressure

...the Constitution tells us, is the commander in chief. But is it true? In a speech in London on Thursday, Gen. Stanley McChrystal publicly intervened in the debate over Afghanistan. Vice President Joe Biden has suggested that we focus on fighting...
Loose lips sink Generals - and wars

...quiet about any information pertaining to that war, could also apply to modern generals and their staffs. Gen. Stanley McChrystal's mistake was not indulging in - and allowing his aides to indulge in - locker room guy talk; his "mistake in...
Gen. Palumbo takes command of Army in Alaska

...has served as the deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He served under Gen. Stanley McChrystal and describes his firing as commander of forces in Afghanistan as unfortunate. Palumbo also told The Anchorage...
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Outside editorial: Petraeus is right man for job, but must still prove himself

...strict Muslims who rule through intimidation and piety. President Barack Obama chose a fine replacement for Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Still, Americans should not expect huge changes, in strategy or results, anytime soon under Petraeus. After...
Con: Is President Obama's push to pacify Afghanistan by July 2011 doomed to failure?

...the first time the U.S. will spend more money there as well. U.S. and NATO Commander in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal is implementing a new counterinsurgency strategy that emphasizes protection of the population, establishing good...
Disarray undermines Obama in Afghanistan

...Afghanistan or reducing the number of troops is hardly the way to make the Taliban or al-Qaida stand down. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, is asking for 40,000 or more additional troops to reverse...
Music as torture, federal incompetence on swine

...with Service Employees International Union boss Andy Stern 22 times. But just as Obama has made little time for Stanley McChrystal, commanding general of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and has failed to act promptly on his request for more U...
Outside editorial: Obama, Petraeus in the same place on Afghanistan

...exit. My marching orders are to do all that is humanly possible to help us achieve our objectives." This is no Stanley McChrystal blowing off steam to a magazine reporter. This is a politically astute commander sending a message to Americans...
New debate is about bringing Taliban to table

...with government officials. "Reintegration is hugely important, informally or formally," I was told by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Kabul, in a November interview. U.S. efforts at reintegration are meant to parallel...
Rumors of talks with Taliban are premature

...officials no longer oppose Karzai's attempts to woo top Taliban leaders - the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, recently praised the Afghan leader for reaching out to all segments of the population. However, he also believes...


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