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Stanley Allen McChrystal (born August 14, 1954)

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Former Gen. Stanley McChrystal says all Americans should do nat. service--but Teach for America harder to get into than Yale.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal says certain CEOs could be generals: we'd just have to teach them a few words and how to sa…
Gen Stanley McChrystal talks leadership & globally integrated foreign policy. Thx for your service.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Trump: I don't think his hair would have passed my command standards.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal: "When you're in a complex environment, traditional bureaucratic structures become less effective."
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Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure. - Stanley McChrystal
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"I don't think the Taliban have the strength to come in and take over Afghanistan" - General Stanley McChrystal
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"A good leader isn't good because he's right, he's good because he's willing to learn and trust" Brig. Gen. Stanley McChryst…
Opinion: PBS makes us safer, and its funding shouldn’t be slashed for the military, Gen. Stanley McChrystal writes
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"Strength is leading when you just don't want to lead." Stanley McChrystal
It should have been Stanley McChrystal at Flynn's place and he would have made the president resign!
Patraeus brings too much baggage with him.. Trump should call Stanley McChrystal in for an interview
Gen Stanley McChrystal for National Security Advisor to sidestep the potential Petreus Senate confirmation minefield?
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No to David Petraeus. Stanley Mcchrystal for National Security Advisor or Stephen Hadley would or be interested?
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What are the chances that Stanley McChrystal will be given a position by Trump?
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Good leadership can let you fail but not be a failure. - Stanley McChrystal
Interview with ret. General Stanley McChrystal is fascinating. Argues we should not have gone to war at all in 2001…
My Share of the Task: A memoir by General Stanley McChrystal
A lengthy and excellent interview with General Stanley McChrystal on Iraq and Afghanistan and lessons learned
"The art of developing mental thoughness"
Stanley McChrystal: "The farther up in the ranks that you go, the more your humility has to grow beyond your environment."
“Push yourself harder than you think you’re capable of. You’ll find new depth inside yourself.”. – Stanley McChrystal
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How to build something hugely complex together is by focusing on communication says General Stanley
Insightful interview w/ Stanley McChrystal on the state of foreign affairs & organizational structures
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Stanley McChrystal: "People who want to believe a war in Europe is not possible might be in for a surprise.”
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One of the great things about America is we should not judge unt...
I had the pleasure of hearing Ret. General Stanley McChrystal
Leading to chaos: A conversation with General Stanley McChrystal
Reminds me of Gen. Stanley McChrystal's great book "Team of Teams" new strategy for a new world
I don't miss the bureaucracy of being in the Army. But I still l...
I want the American people to understand, we have a clear and fo...
It is better to admit ignorance or fear than to display false knowledge or bravado. -Stanley McChrystal
Personal gifts like intellect or charisma help. But neither are required nor enough to be a leader. -Stanley McChrystal
I often found myself led by soldiers many levels junior to me, and I was the better for it. -Stanley McChrystal
There is only one Army in which you serve. When that identity is...
Met General Stanley McChrystal, US Army Retired and heard his presentation; We are blessed by his service; Catherin…
My very identity as a soldier came to an abrupt end. I'd been so...
4 Star General Stanley McChrystal was a brilliant, thoughtful speaker and so personable. He oozes leadership!…
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General Stanley McChrystal: Complicated we can use metrics and predict: complex you need communication
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General Stanley A. McChrystal Committed courageous people put in ad-hoc situation may fail.
In June 2010, after more than 38 years in uniform, in the midst ...
4-Star General Stanley McChrystal talking leadership today at the Q4 Producers Club meeting!
General Stanley A. McChrystal: Warfare has changed: cybersecurity is paramount.
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“Leadership has to be a much more humble, collaborative and flexible endeavor.”
Trump should pick David Petraeus...or Stanley McChrystal...give them the job to destroy ISIS and cyber
"I came to believe that a leader isn't good because they're right; they're good b/c they're willing to learn & to trust" -Stanley McChrystal
Stanley McChrystal teaches one of Yale's most sought-after classes—a leadership seminar:
Many generals including Gen. David Petraeus & Gen. Stanley McChrystal, are calling for gun policy reform. Vets know -
As a four-star general and the former commander of U.S. Stanley McChrystal knows a thing or two about leadership.
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question for Kim: do you think Stanley McChrystal would be an appropriate running mate? maybe Sanders for balance?
FYI: the General who Michael Hastings embedded with was Stanley McChrystal.
If you had to choose: efficiency or adaptability?. General McChrystal. Monday 7pm livestream
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McChrystal: Listen, Learn… then Lead - Uploaded on Apr 6, 2011 Four-star General Stanley McChrystal shares what he...
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"Leaders will let you fail, but they will never let you be a failure" Gen. Stanley Mcchrystal
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Great review written by Howard Schultz of a new book by Gen. Stanley McChrystal called Team of Teams.
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GEN Stanley McChrystal's plan for National Service to create shared experience for America's youth
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Only 1% of Americans serve in the military, but 100% can serve our Nation. Here's how
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How to command in 21 century. My review of the memoirs of Stanley McChrystal and David Richards now available:.
What makes a team great? Trust & purpose: Faith in your colleagues & alignment behind a common goal & organization
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Dave Barry, General Stanley McChrystal & Dr. Michio Kaku will visit Frederick as part of the Frederick Speaker Series
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Stanley McChrystal: The military case for sharing knowledge
MT Ret. Gen. McChrystal shares his National Yr of Service plan:
My answer is Absolutely Not. No. Americans are free. Not slaves. And any sort of compelled national service or...
A TRUE STORY ABOUT GEN McChrystal's resignation in Obama's office, Worth reading from Gen McChrystal's book! NEVER STAND IN LINE AGAIN (Gen. Stanley McChrystal) Some men carry and handle their diplomacy better than others. When former U.S. Military commander in Afghanistan , Stanley McChrystal, was called into the Oval Office by Barack Obama, he knew things weren't going to go well when the President accused him of not supporting him in his political role as President. "It's not my job to support you as a politician, Mr. President, it's my job to support you as Commander-in-Chief," McChrystal replied, and he handed Obama his resignation. Not satisfied with accepting McChrystal's resignation the President made a cheap parting shot. "I bet when I die you'll be happy to pee on my grave." The General saluted. "Mr. President, I always told myself after leaving the Army I'd never stand in line again UnlikeUnlike · You and 2 others like this. . Annette Hindsley Write a comment... ..
Four-star General Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military.
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Stanley McChrystal and David Brooks will both be returning to Yale this fall to teach character traits to undergrads.
Standing next to Gen. Stanley McChrystal when he got word that his granddaughter was born. The smile on his face almost put…
Quotes of the day: Fallout. Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Wednesday urged Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s criti...
is the Third 4-Star General asked to resign by US President Barack 1-Stanley McChrystal 2-David Petraeus.
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READING AN EXCET FROM THIS NEW BOOK--enjoy! *** A Theory By Aaron James About Aaron James: Aaron James holds a PhD from Harvard and is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy, and was awarded the Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, spending the 2009-10 academic year at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He’s an avid surfer (the experience of which has directly inspired this book) . . . and he’s not an *** Read an Excerpt: [ 1 ] a theory ¶In the summer of 2010, Stanley McChrystal, U.S. army general and Afghan war commander, reportedly trashed the U.S. civilian military leadership, in effect forcing President Barack Obama to ask him to resign. The display of disrespect was striking, but more telling were the details about McChrystal’s handling of smaller matters. According to one story, McChrystal was once ap ...
Gen. Stanley McChrystal another left wing crazy heaping praise on Hillary.
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Michael Hastings the Rolling Stone reporter whose profile of Stanley McChrystal ended the General's career has now expanded his experiences with troops, his ...
5 Ways to Be More Adaptive in the 21st Century BY LOREN MOONEY In 2003, Gen. Stanley McChrystal took command of the United States’ Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), an association of elite forces including the Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, and Delta Force. His mission: to defeat al-Qaida in Iraq. JSOC had superior technology and resources compared to al-Qaida, but “by the summer of 2004, we were also losing,” said McChrystal during a presentation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. That's because they were using an outdated organizational structure, one that prized efficiency, despite living in a time that favors adaptability. For decades, the principles of efficiency were taught in business schools, and businesses thrived because of it, McChrystal said. But with more information being shared at greater speeds, even the most efficient organization these days can’t keep up. The secret to success is adaptability, he said. You've got to be smarter--and faster--about the way you react, esp ...
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Retired Army General, Stanley McChrystal, reflects on recovery after getting hit with a “career curve ball.”...
Brad Pitt will play Gen. Stanley McChrystal in new war film - Washington Post (blog)
Michael Hastings' book on the Afghanistan war, The Operators, is set to be made into a movie, and Brad Pitt is reportedly being tapped to play Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the Bud Light Lime-swilling war architect who lost his job thanks to Hastings' unflattering profile.
Brad Pitt to star as Stanley McChrystal in film adaptation of Michael Hastings' book
A movie focusing on Gen. Stanley McChrystal is heading to the big screen. The former commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan will be portrayed by Brad Pitt in an upcoming film, the Los Angeles Times reported. The movie, “The Operators,” is based on the 2011 book of the same name...
¤MGN-AFRICA» Brad Pitt set to star in Stanley McChrystal biopic The Operators: Australian film-maker David Michôd is to write and direct film about the controversial former US general News: Obama sacks Afghan war commander McChrystal Brad Pitt may star in a biopic of the controversial former commander of international forces in Afghanistan, US General Stanley McChrystal, reports Deadline. Based on Michael Hastings' biography of McChrystal, The Operators will be written and directed by David Michôd, the Australian film-maker behind the acclaimed 2010 crime drama Animal Kingdom. The book, described as "the wild and terrifying inside story of America's war in Afghanistan", details the military commander's rise to power. Amazon says it is a "shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of our military commanders, their high-stake manoeuvres, and the political firestorm that shook the United States". Continue reading... »
"I found soldiers would tolerate my being less of a leader than I hoped to be, but they would not forgive me being less than I claimed to be. Simple honesty matters." -General Stanley McChrystal
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Leadership advice from General McChrystal, makes for an interesting perspective given the consequences
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99 MILITARY OFFICERS FIRED, OR FORCED TO RETIRE, UNDER OBAMA After reading the opening and many names be sure to read the end. I just wonder if this might be a problem in the future...? Maybe we will have a great military because no one will ever question orders! I remember something about "lawful orders" in the oath I took when commissioned, but who knows, that may have been removed since it might get in the way of the commander at the very top if he wants something done. Just thinking out loud...! Here Is The List Of Our Military Elite Who Have Been Fired…. I believe it is time for the Patriots and Traitors to pick a side and let the arrests start. Either they are on our side or We The People need to take action …..NOW!!! You may have seen this. Definitely unprecedented! Definitely disturbing to me! Somehow this long list of senior military officers and one sergeant major comes at no great surprise to me because of the direction this county is heading. Here is the list of our military elite who have ...
I was a fan of Stanley McChrystal until I learned his favorite beer is Bud Light Lime. Thanks Michael Hastings!
My interview with Gen. Stanley McChrystal who is Honorary Chairman of Operation Rise & Conquer!
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CFR's Gen McChrystal discusses revolutionizing special operations. C who profits from war
The three l's of Listen, learn then lead.
16 lessons from a 4-star general (Yup. Need to put this in front of a few people I know.)
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Gen. Stanley McChrystal fires press aide over Rolling Stone article critical of Obama officials.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal has submitted his resignation, Time magazine's . Joe Klein told CNN.
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White House asks Pentagon to list possible replacements for Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal relieved of Afghanistan command, source says.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal has told the Army he will retire, U.S. Army spokesman Gary Tallman says.
Disappointed that Colbert let Stanley McChrystal misrepresent Michael Hastings' "The Runaway General" last night on The Co…
Clip from Feb of Colbert w. Gen McChrystal, the man who falsified Tillman's death cert. Swiftian satire at its finest htt…
Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal gets to write books and be on Colbert(!), Bush gets to draw his pictures. Both lied over Pat …
02/19/2014 - Medford/Somerville, Mass. - Alan Solomont, Dean of the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service (center) answers questions from the audience in Cohen Auditorium during the announcement of the Tufts 1+4 bridge year program, which is sponsored by the Franklin Project on February 19, 2014. With him are fellow panelists (from left) Phillip Ellison, A16, Lydia Collins, A17, David Harris, Tufts University Provost and Gen. Stanley McChrystal (ret.). (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)
General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal speaks to Stanford Graduate School of Business students about essential aspects of leadership such as trust, purpose, and a...
By George Friedman The Afghan War is the longest war in U.S. history. It began in 1980 and continues to rage. It began under Democrats but has been fought under both Republican and Democratic administrations, making it truly a bipartisan war. The conflict is an odd obsession of U.S. foreign policy, one that never goes away and never seems to end. As the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal reminds us, the Afghan War is now in its fourth phase. The Afghan War's First Three Phases The first phase of the Afghan War began with the Soviet invasion in December 1979, when the United States, along with Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, organized and sustained Afghan resistance to the Soviets. This resistance was built around mujahideen, fighters motivated by Islam. Washington's purpose had little to do with Afghanistan and everything to do with U.S.-Soviet competition. The United States wanted to block the Soviets from using Afghanistan as a base for further expansion and wanted to bog the Soviets down in a debilitati ...
Solved CSS Paper 2010 Current Affairs (Objective) Select the best option / answer and fill in appropriate box on the answer sheet. 1. Which of the following countries is the world's largest emitter of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere? a) *China b) America c) Russia d) India 2. Who is Stanley McChrystal? a)* Commander US forces in Afghanistan b) Head of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) c) NATO Commander in Afghanistan d) None of these 3. The headquarters of Green Peace International is located at: a) Vancouver b)* Amsterdam c) London d) Paris 4. The oldest internet search engine among the following is: a) Google b) MSN Search c)* Yahoo d) 5. The power generating capacity of Diamer-Basha Dam would be: a) 3450 MW b) 3800 MW c)* 4500 MW d) None of these 6. ANTARA is the news agency of: a)* Indonesia b) Malaysia c) Turkey d) None of the these 7. The largest opium producer province in Afghanistan is: a) *Helmand b) Nangarhar c) Badakhshan d) None of these 8. Silk Air is an airline of: a) Sri Lanka b ...
Stanley McChrystal and The Franklin Project want a million young Americans to serve the country each year. Here's how they plan to get there.
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These are just a few of the Senior Military that were fired...they refused to bow to the whims of the *** in charge: There was Gen. David McKiernan, the four-star who lead U.S. ground forces during the successful lightning Iraq invasion. He was asked to resign command of allied forces in Afghanistan just four months into Obama’s presidency in 2009. Never fully explained, but the implication was administration dissatisfaction with the war’s progress. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, a special ops veteran who was McKiernan’s successor. He resigned when his staff was quoted making derogatory comments to an embedded journalist about the administration in general and VP Joe Biden in particular. If mocking Megamind Biden is worthy of resignation, then most of America needs to step down by lunch today. Gen. David Petraeus, the architect of the surge and successful counter-insurgency strategy in Iraq, was demoted from Central Command to return to lead the Afghan war. After that successful tour Obama named him d ...
Written by City News Service - Journalist Michael Hastings, whose blunt Rolling Stone profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal led to the resignation of the comman...
the 24 hours since the tragic death of journalist and author Michael Hastings was first reported on Tuesday, those who knew him, worked with him, and covered his work have offered numerous remembrances of the man best known for his Polk Award-winning Rolling Stone piece, “The Runaway General.” That article, which presented a dim view of the U.S. strategy in the Afghanistan war and exposed a military command structure working to actively undermine its civilian leadership, also contained several accounts of less-than-professional behavior and comments by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the International Security Assistance Force commander, the disclosure of which led to McChrystal tendering his resignation in June 2010. But it’s an obituary in The New York Times that has sounded a discordant note amid the rest of the encomiums. And now Hastings’ widow, Elise Jordan, is firing back at Times brass. In its obituary of Hastings, posted online Wednesday evening, the paper of record casts doubt on the accuracy o ...
In an violent explosion more conducive to a fire-prone ’75 Ford Pinto, rather than a newer model Mercedes, investigative reporter Michael Hastings, 33, is being mourned following his mysterious death in a fiery crash in Los Angeles, California, which we noted here yesterday. But people are beginning to ask a lot of questions about the circumstances leading up to Hastings’ untimely death. After all, he brought down Gen. Stanley McChrystal via his crack reporting skills. Hastings was warned by McChrystal staffers that any bad information reported about the general would be met with his death. All in jest, right? Hastings, just a couple of weeks ago, was reporting on the Democrats’ love of spying on Americans. And then we learn, via The Telegraph, out of Britain, that Hastings contacted WikiLeaks right before his death.
*** Michael Hastings, journo that brought end to career of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, dead at 33.
Journo Michael Hastings, whose interview with Stanley McChrystal saw the latter resign from his post, has died.
My current preferences for Candidate for in 2016 are John Bolton, Stanley McChrystal, Jack Keane, Ralph Peters & Dennis Miller.
Sergio Ermotti, Christine Lagarde, Stanley McChrystal and others will join 200 Leaders of Tomorrow to debate the topic of «Rewarding Courage» from 2–3 May 2013 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.It's your turn to be part of it.
Stanley McChrystal hopes the country's youth will sign up for a year of national service:
Stanley McChrystal to speak in Indian Wells tonight: Stanley McChrystal, the former U.S. Commander in...
Leading up coverage, C-Span 2 has shown taped interviews with noted 'authors' Rand Paul, Gen. Stanley McChrystal and Tom Coburn.
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Foreign Affairs sends along an exclusive sneak preview of its interview with retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, in which the former Commander addresses his legacy as well as the Obama administration's reliance on drone strikes. "[M]any new presidents are initially enamored with the Central In…
New York Times Hard Cover Non- Fiction for this week 1. My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (in stock) 3. Going Clear by Lawrence Wright (in stock) 4. Killing Kennedy by Bill O'reiley (in stock) 5. Killing Lincoln by Bill O'reilly (in stock) 6. Thomas Jefferson by Jon Meacham (in stock) 7. No Easy Day by Owen and Maurer 9in stock) 8. To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink (in stock) 10. The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond (in stock) 11. My Share of the Task by Stanley McChrystal (in stock) 12. Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand (in stock) 13. The Dude and the Zen Master by Bridges and Glassman (in stock) 14. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (in stock) 15. Wild by Cheryl Strayed (in stock) 16. Ten Years Later by Hoda Kotb and Lorenzini (in stock)
Cyber command expands, El Salvador grows more dangerous and Stanley McChrystal continues the speaking circuit
Lost in the inaugural hullabaloo was Tuesday’s news that President Obama has relieved Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the colorful and highly decorated Marine who’s been in charge of the crucial US Central Command, which oversees the various wars in the Middle East, since 2010. Mattis is famous for his blunt style and blistering aphorisms — “be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet” was his clear-headed advice to the Marines he led during the treacherous Iraq War. He’ll retire from both CentCom and the Corps in March, several months short of his expected tour of duty. But why? Could it be that, as Obama prepares to cede Afghanistan back to the Taliban, the last thing he needs is an obstreperous general gumming up the surrender? For an administration whose relationship with the military is, to put it mildly, fraught with tension, Mattis is yet another wall trophy, to go alongside the heads of Gen. Stanley McChrystal (fired in 2010 as the commander of the US forces ...
America, if you think Obama would not use the United States Military against the citizens of America, think again. Why do you really think Stanley McChrystal and David Petraeus resigned, better think again. Why do you think Obama nominated Chuck Hagel and John Brennan into his cabinet, these guys will say and do anything Obama wants, they are his henchmen. Obama can order marshall law and command the military to take away our guns and fire upond us if we resist, he had to appoint someone to follow his orders without question. Men of Honor, would not do that. Read what Nobel Peace Prize nominee of 2009, Jim Garrow had to say about Obama and Military Leaders and what Obama asked them if they would be willing to fire on U.S. citizens.
“If you’ve been on the battlefield you’ve probably carried an M4 Carbine … it does terrible damage. It’s supposed to. I don’t want them on our streets. I don’t want them in our schools. I think we need to have a very serious look at why we would even consider having guns like that out there.” -Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commander of US forces in Afghanistan
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“Armies without discipline are mobs; killing without legal and moral grounds is murder.” Excerpt From: General Stanley McChrystal. “My Share of the Task.” Penguin Group, USA, 2012-11-26. iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright. Check out this book on the iBookstore:
Sunday: Battles at home and abroad with Sen. John McCain, Sen. Joe Manchin and Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Plus, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. And, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, John Dickerson and Amy Walter.
"My Share of the Task" author Stanley McChrystal pinpoints the goals of the Afghanistan War.
Did anyone see Gen. Stanley McChrystal's comments today? He's the former commander of all US forces in Afghanistan. He might know a thing or two. He said "Some weapons should only be carried by soldiers, not civilians." Talking about military weapons he said, "I personally don't think there's any need for that kind of weaponry in the streets and particularly around the schools in America." When asked what his message would be to the NRA and the House Judiciary Committee, he said "I think we have to look at legislation. The number of people killed by firearms in America is extraordinary compared to other nations." In case you think he's just a liberal mouthpiece, remember he had to resign because of his comments about the Obama adminstration. We're not talking about taking away the 2nd amendment, just some reasonable limitations. Even 4 star generals agree.
1/9 DENNIS MILLER 12-3am: Guests are Dr. Zuhdi Jasser: Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy/Author of "A Battle for the Soul of Islam"; Frank Caliendo: Comedian; Stanley McChrystal: Retired 4-Star Army General/Author of "My Share of the Task"; Cesar Millan: Host of "The Dog Whisperer" and "Leader of the Pack"/Author of "Cesar Millan's Short Guide to the Happy Dog"; Rich Eisen: Host of the NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" and "NFL GameDay Morning." Tune in at 990 AM or at
Plus, U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal has written a memoir, Elizabeth Wurtzel checks in with New York Magazine, and Young Il Kim's Hilary Rodham Clinton biopic has already been placed on the infamous Hollywood Black List.
WASHINGTON -- How was it that Stanley McChrystal, a revered combat leader who reached the pinnacle of his career as the four-star general commanding the longest and perhaps most complex political-military conflict in American history, fell so fast, so dramatically, so quickly? And why is it that thr...
In his new book Gen. Stanley McChrystal takes the blame for a Rolling Stone article that ended his army career.
The lives and tactics of Gens. David Petraeus and Stanley McChrystal
In his new memoir, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal takes responsibility for a Rolling Stone article and the unflattering comments attributed to his staff about the Obama administration.
Stanley McChrystal, the retired general and former head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was shocked by the Rolling Stone article that led to his firing, he reveals in a soon-to-be-published memoir.
Memoir by retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Petraeus' predecessor, coming in ... - Washington Post
Back in Jan Michael Hastings (whose Rolling Stone piece helped end Stanley McChrystal's career) called out the Petraeus bio as puffery 1/2
Thanks Michael Hastings “Stanley McChrystal looking pretty good right now.”
Former US General David Petraeus, one of the most senior US military commanders of the post-9/11 era, resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after acknowledging an extramarital affair. Over the course of a 37-year career with the US Army, he led the 2007 troop surge in Iraq and served from June 2010 as commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan. He replaced Stanley McChrystal, who was fired after making controversial comments in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. In August 2011 he retired from the military just days ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the attacks of 11 September, to take on his role as the head of the CIA. Intense, ambitious and hugely competitive - though not without detractors, even within the military - as general, David Petraeus had a reputation as one of the brightest US commanders, correspondents say. Cheating death Born in 1952, David Petraeus grew up in New York state before going to the West Point military academy, from which he graduated in 1974 ...
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Christiane Amanpour shared the following link and had this to say about it: All I know is that one of the greatest military minds in modern American history is now off the battlefield ...No, make that two, Stanley McChrystal's gone too. At a time when we need them most. My interview with Paula Broadwell
Q4: "A good leader allows someone else to fail; yet, not letting them become a failure." -Stanley McChrystal
Just spent an interesting afternoon at a Chicago Ideas Week session"Military From the Front Lines to the Home Front." I thought the highlight would be an interview of our friend Gen. Colin Powell by Tom Brokaw. We sat second row center in the Goodman Theater and got a wink, smile and wave as Colin was being introduced to a standing O. He was then joined by Gen. Stanley McChrystal for a very informative discussion. However the interview with Melissa Stockwell a former Army Lt. who lost a leg in 2004 and is now the current 2X Paratriathlon World Champion and talks by Taryn Davis founder of the American Widow Project and Paul Reickhoff, founder of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America were just as inspiring. A wonderful experience.
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