President Obama today fired embattled Gen. Stanley McChrystal from his position as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, replacing him with General David Petraeus, currently the leader of United States Central Command.
Retired general says McChrystal needs to prove his competence as a commander.
McChrystal was relieved of command, multiple sources told ABC News, after a meeting with Obama over disparaging comments about top administration officials in a Rolling Stone article.
The embattled general met President Obama for about 30 minutes this morning and returned to his home in Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C. without attending the national security meeting.
Even before McChrystal’s meeting with Obama, the White House had asked the Pentagon for a list of possible replacements, even though administration officials insisted a decision would not come until after McChrystal has made his case to the president.
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