Obama dumps McChrystal

After the general's inflammatory remarks in Rolling Stone, president names Petraeus top commander in Afghanistan

By Anne Gearan - Jennifer Loven
June 23, 2010 9:26PM (UTC)
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Gen. Stanley McChrystal arrives at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, for a meeting with President Barack ObamaYou . (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP)

A source tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama will name Gen. David Petraeus to succeed Gen. Stanley McChrystal as top war commander in Afghanistan.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A source tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama has decided to oust Afghanistan commanding Gen. Stanley McChrystal over inflammatory remarks he made about Obama and other high administration officials.

McChrystal had apologized for several disparaging remarks he made in an interview about his civilian superiors.


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