As the firestorm over Gen. Stanley McChrystal's comments and the resulting fallout continues, look back at McChrystal in action and words from the past year.
December 9, 2009: History and war
In an interview with CNN, McChrystal talks about lessons learned from the past.
December 9, 2009: On the Taliban, insurgency and Pakistan
In an interview with CNN, McChrystal discusses the risk for a future resurgence of the Taliban, critics of Obama's timeline, Pakistan's strategic role and the troop strategy.
December 2, 2009: Talking to the troops
After Obama's major troop increase announcement, McChrystal address the U.S. troops in Kandahar.
December 8, 2009: Testifying before Congress
McChrystal testifies before Congress on the plan for the surge of U.S. troops into Afghanistan.
June 2, 2009: 'No simple answer' in Afghanistan
Shortly after President Obama picks McChrystal in June 2009 to be the top commander in Afghanistan, the general assesses the situation during his Senate confirmation hearing.