Posted: Jun 28, 2010 4:30 PM by Melissa Canone
WASHINGTON (AP) - Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was fired last
week as the top U.S. general in the stalemated Afghanistan war, has
told the Army that he will retire.
Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins said McChrystal notified the
service of his plans on Monday, but he has not yet submitted formal
retirement papers. It is not clear when he will leave the service,
but the process usually take a few months.
President Barack Obama has praised McChrystal's long Army career
but says his intemperate remarks in a magazine article that
appeared last week could not be abided.
McChrystal apologized for the remarks in Rolling Stone magazine
and flew to Washington last week to resign as commanding general of