Comment On The President’s Decision To Replace General Stanley McChrystal With General David Petraeus As Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan

In his role as Commander In Chief, the President must have confidence in the commanders who are implementing U.S. military plans and policy.  In allowing conduct of this kind by those serving around him, General McChrystal has lost this vital bond with the President.  The President also did the right thing by appointing General Petraeus to replace him.

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