General Stanley McChrystal offers resignation to President Barack Obama

General Stanley McChrystal has offered his resignation to President Barack Obama after he was summoned to the White House to explain derisive comments he made about the US leader and his administration.

Toby Harnden in Washington
The Telegraph [UK]
22 June 2010

The White House is actively considering how a successor could be swiftly confirmed by the United States Senate, according to a senior congressional source.

The US commander in Afghanistan was ordered to fly back from Kabul for a carpeting after he and his aides were quoted in “Rolling Stone” magazine mocking the president and senior officials.

The Capitol Hill official said that General James Mattis, the outgoing head of the US Joint Forces Command and due to retire after being passed over as US Marine Corps commander, and Lieutenant General William Caldwell, commander of Nato’s Training Mission in Afghanistan, were being discussed as possible replacements.

However, it remained to be seen whether Mr Obama would accept the resignation.

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