January 07, 2013


McChrystal Explains Why He Resigned

Out today: My Share of the Task: A Memoir by retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

Reuters reports the book "offers McChrystal's first assessment of the events that led to his resignation. It depicts a U.S. military in Afghanistan struggling to find a strategy for success at a time of Taliban resurgence and an inexperienced White House skeptical of the war and sensitive to criticism."

"The general portrays himself as well-meaning but slow to understand the administration's political sensitivities and undercut by his failure to grasp the dynamics of the situation. He wrote that he wanted to operate as independently as possible of political or even policy pressures."










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