June 29th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Spokesman: McChrystal to retire

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, removed last week as the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, has told the Army he will retire, Army spokesman Gary Tallman said Monday.

No date was set for the retirement of McChrystal, a four-star general who assumed command of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan last year.

Meanwhile, a new USA Today/Gallup survey shows that a majority of Americans support President Barack Obama's decision to remove McChrystal.

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  1. john doe

    McCHRYSTAL, YOU GOT CAUGHT, THAT'S ALL!!! HOW MAD is the wife??? GOOD LUCK!!! HOOO RAAA!!! THIS IS ONLY A OPINION!!! IS ANYONE LISTENING!!!

    June 29, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      I am,but it's the right-wing thugs in Washington who are definately not!!!They're only listening to the right-wing politicians and the big time war profiteers and,of course,the Tea Partiers!

      June 29, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jane Boucher

    Well I hope he keeps his darn mouth shut, he is lucky the president signed a waiver that he will get a 4 star general full retirement benefits. He does not need to do more damage to the military with his remarks. To be a good general you have to know how to work with the civilian part of it. So said Fareed Zakaria. AND I agree. Jane

    June 29, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |