AirTalk for June 22, 2010

General McChrystal gets called to the (Oval) office

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Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and Commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal speaks during a news briefing at the Pentagon May 13, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia.

The White House has summoned the top commander in Afghanistan to Washington over derogatory comments he made about senior members of the Obama administration. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Gen. Stanley McChrystal spoke dismissively about senior officials including Vice President Biden and Richard Holbrooke, the special envoy to the region. McChrystal has apologized for his remarks, saying the article was "a mistake reflecting poor judgment." What's next for Gen. McChrystal, and how will it affect President Obama's war strategy?

Michael Hastings' full profile of General Stanley McChrystal (via


Doyle McManus, Washington Columnist, covering national and international politics for the Los Angeles Times

Will Dana, managing editor for Rolling Stone magazine

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