President Of United States Fires Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Gives Power To Gen. David PetraeusJune 24th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar
Washington, June 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Of what is being called by many as a “seismic shift” in the military order during the wartime, the President of United States Barack Obama on Wednesday announced that Gen. Stanley McChrystal will be replaced by Gen. David Petraeus, the head behind the Iraq War turnaround.
However, the shift of power was done not for some military failure but for some recent scornful statements that Gen. Stanley McChrystal had made while giving an interview to a reputed magazine. President Barack Obama said after the announcement that the comment made by the General “undermines the civilian control of the military that is at the core of our democratic system”.
The president took the drastic action of firing one of the most senior military officials of United States after Gen. Stanley McChrystal gave voice to his disdain for Vice President Joe Biden, National Security Adviser Jim Jones, and Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry and for the special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard C. Holbrooke. The disdain for these people meant questioning of the policies set by the President.
However, this is not for the first time that the actions of Gen. Stanley McChrystal had created problem for the President. He had many a times in the past gone on for scornful comments that had put the president and his officials in awkward position in front of the opponents.
The general has once voiced that the ideas of Joe Biden will be end up being a “Chaos-istan”. He had also allegedly leaked the details of his review of the President’s policies on Afghanistan that had later on created pressure on the Government to deploy more soldiers to Afghanistan.
However, what everybody is eying now is how much responsibility Gen. David Petraeus would be able to take up.
- Ex-NATO commander McChrystal cleared of wrongdoing in Rolling Stone piece - Apr 19, 2011
- Obama fires top Afghanistan commander McChrystal (Second Lead) - Jun 24, 2010
- US commander McChrystal derides Vice-President Biden, Holbrooke and envoy - Jun 22, 2010
- Top US commander in Afghanistan resigns (Lead) - Jun 24, 2010
- Gen. Petraeus Expresses Caution With Respect To The Proposal Of The American Military's Disengagement From Afghanistan From July 2011 - Aug 14, 2010
- Obama in dilemma over sacking McChrystal, Afghan war effort - Jun 23, 2010
- 'Angry' Obama recalls Afghan commander to Washington - Jun 23, 2010
- Petraeus being considered for CIA top job: Report - Apr 05, 2011
- Obama Speaks: Gen Stanley McChrystal Resigns & Gen David Petraeus Steps In - Jun 24, 2010
- US army to ask Obama to slow down Afghan withdrawal - Aug 13, 2010
- Petraeus to take control of Afghan NATO forces Sunday - Jul 04, 2010
- Obama fires top Afghanistan commander - Jun 24, 2010
- U.S. Senate confirms Gen. Petraeus as new Afghan war commander - Jul 01, 2010
- Afghanistan disappointed with McChrystal's dismissal, hopeful about Petraeus - Jun 24, 2010
- Zardari, top US commander meet - Jun 26, 2010
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