June 22nd, 2010
11:16 AM ET

General recalled to Washington after controversial remarks in article

CNN Wire Staff

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal, America's top military commander in Afghanistan, has been recalled to Washington amid his controversial remarks about colleagues in a Rolling Stone article, officials said.

McChrystal was summoned to attend a meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan in person rather than by video conference, a senior administration official said Tuesday.

"He has been recalled to Washington," another official said.

McChrystal apologized Tuesday for the profile, in which the general and his staff appear to mock top civilian officials, including the vice president. Two defense officials said the general has also fired a press aide over the article, set to appear in Friday's edition of Rolling Stone magazine.

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  1. Ahmed Salah

    Gen. Mc' Crystal should have known that the rest of the officers in the group would enjoy the Jokes he is cracking but the axe is going to fall on him. Man the more I think on this the more surprised I get on an officer of such a high rank

    June 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm |