President Obama has named David Petreaus as Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s replacement as Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
After McChrystal’s position was compromised due to a controversial article in Rolling Stone, President Obama held a private meeting with the general and gave his final verdict. Central Command Chief Gen. David Petraeus will replace McChrystal as head of Afghanistan efforts.
The article depicted McChrystal and his associates bad-mouthing President Obama and other officials, the general was flown back from Afghanistan and met with the administration regarding his, as Obama explained, “poor judgment”.
The status of his position as commander remained unknown for two days until President Obama gave a public statement naming Petreaus as his successor.
The administration said that the head of the military’s Central Command will assume the post immediately as commanding general in Afghanistan.