Afghanistan crisis over McChrsytal super gaff

It was all the fault of that  smoking volcano. Gen Stanley McChrystal, the  gung-ho US commander in Afghanistan found himself grounded and on a coach to Paris with a journalist from Rolling Stone, a mildly radical magazine. The career suicide note is a long but riveting read.  His may be the biggest US military sacking since McArthur.  Better that than the slow fade of LBJ’s generals Westmoreland and Abrams in Vietnam when they kept asking for just another few thousand troops more. …

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