June 23 - Gen. Stanley McChrystal resigns

On June 23, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT00007602" title="Stanley A. McChrystal" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/defense/armed-forces/stanley-a.-mcchrystal-PEPLT00007602.topic">Gen. Stanley McChrystal</a>, who headed up the war in Afghanistan, was removed from his position after a 'Rolling Stone' article in which McChrystal was quoted making unflattering comments about several government officials including National Security Advisor <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT0000017543" title="James L. Jones" href="/topic/politics/defense/james-l.-jones-PEPLT0000017543.topic">James L. Jones</a>, and Vice President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007548" title="Joe Biden" href="/topic/politics/government/joe-biden-PEPLT007548.topic">Joe Biden</a>.  McChrystal resigned two days before the article was released to the public.  He was replaced by General David Patreaus.

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On June 23, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who headed up the war in Afghanistan, was removed from his position after a 'Rolling Stone' article in which McChrystal was quoted making unflattering comments about several government officials including National Security Advisor James L. Jones, and Vice President Joe Biden. McChrystal resigned two days before the article was released to the public. He was replaced by General David Patreaus.

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