Top US commander in Afghanistan resigns (Lead)June 24th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Wednesday accepted the resignation of the top NATO commander in Afghanistan over a magazine article that portrayed him as dismissive of senior US officials for their concerns about the ongoing war effort.
General Stanley McChrystal was called to Washington for a meeting with Obama that lasted less than 30 minutes Wednesday morning.
Obama tapped General David Petraeus to replace McChrystal.
In a profile by Rolling Stone magazine, McChrystal is portrayed as critical of top US officials including Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, for their doubts about his war strategy.
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