Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was fired last week as the top U.S. general in the stalemated Afghanistan war, told the Army on Monday that he will retire.
Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins said McChrystal, 55, notified the service of his plans, but he has not yet submitted formal retirement papers. It is not clear when he will leave the service, but the process usually take a few months.
In announcing McChrystal's ouster on Wednesday, President Barack Obama praised his long Army career but said his intemperate remarks in a magazine article that appeared last week could not be abided.
McChrystal apologized for the remarks in Rolling Stone magazine and flew to Washington last week to resign as commanding general of the war.
Answer by autodidact at 7:02 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
This whole story is SO strange to me! I guess thats what he needed to do but I am SO curious as to what made a career, hard lined, military man lose his mind like this! I mean he is no newbie! He knew better! So strange.
*by the way you apparently get the ability to vote down at level 10.......I dont know that I care for that...hmmmm
Answer by momof030404 at 6:23 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by vicesix at 6:38 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
I have only one thought.
WHO in the hell reads Rolling Stone??
Answer by jewjewbee at 6:24 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
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Answer by NotPanicking at 6:28 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by vicesix at 6:39 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
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Answer by BlueCollarMama at 6:55 PM on Jun. 28, 2010