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 General Stanley A. McChrystal

As head of what Newsweek termed "the most secretive force in the U.S. military," Stanley A. McChrystal maintained a very low profile until June 2006, when his forces were responsible for the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. After McChrystal's team successfully located Zarqawi and called in the airstrike that killed him, McChrystal accompanied his men to the bombed-out hut to personally identify the body. Impressed, President George W. Bush publicly credited McChrystal and his troops by name for Zarqawi's death, breaking an Army policy against mentioning McChrystal in public. Asked to confirm that it was indeed McChrystal who had engineered Zarqawi's death, Multi-National Force - Iraq spokesman Major General William B. Caldwell IV said, "If the president of the United States said it was, then I'm sure it was."


McChrystal's Zarqawi unit, Task Force 6-26, became notorious for its interrogation methods, particularly at Camp Nama, where it was accused of abusing detainees. After the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal became public in April 2004, 34 members of the task force were disciplined; five Army Rangers were ultimately convicted of prisoner abuse at Camp Nama.


McChrystal was also criticized for his role in the aftermath of the 2004 death by friendly fire of Ranger and former professional football player Pat Tillman. The day after approving a posthumous Silver Star citation for Tillman that included the phrase "in the line of devastating enemy fire," McChrystal sent an urgent memo warning senior government officials not to quote the citation in public speeches because it "might cause public embarrassment" if Tillman had in fact been killed by friendly fire, as McChrystal suspected. McChrystal was one of eight officers recommended for discipline by a subsequent Pentagon investigation but the Army declined to take action against him.


According to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, beginning in late spring 2007 JSOC and U.S. intelligence agencies launched a new series of highly effective covert operations that coincided with the Iraq War troop surge of 2007. Woodward reported that McChrystal employed "collaborative warfare" to integrate a range of tools from signal intercepts to human intelligence to find, target, and kill insurgents.

"We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat."
General Stanley A. McChrystal, commenting on civilian casualties in Afghanistan
Stanley A. McChrystal
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In The Operators, a great book on the war in Afghanistan, the American journalist Michael Hastings is scathing of reporters who spend their lives praising generals and socialising with them. Hastings exposed the arrogance and childish antics of the then head of US operations in Afghanistan, Stanley ...
The list of luminaries who have spoken at company leadership weekends includes hockey great Wayne Gretzky, retired U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal and basketball superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Employees praise the company's willingness to provide them with the tools they need to succeed ...

General Joseph F. Dunford referenced “the inevitability of our success” in 2013. His predecessor, General John Allen, declared, “We are winning. We are winning.” In 2011, General David Petraeus said that U.S. forces had “reversed the momentum of the Taliban.” General Stanley A. McChrystal, in 2010, ...
General Joseph F. Dunford referenced “the inevitability of our success” in 2013. His predecessor, General John Allen, declared, “We are winning. We are winning.” In 2011, General David Petraeus said that US forces had “reversed the momentum of the Taliban.” General Stanley A. McChrystal, in 2010, ...
Gen. Stanley McChrystal has written a new book ("Team of Teams: New Rules for Engagement for a Complex World") to discuss some of the challenges of being a leader in the rapidly changing world we find ourselves in today. One of Gen. McChrystal's principles, shared by Tod Bolsinger at a recent ...
It's a skill Mattis learned partly from watching his former colleague, then-Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, lose his job eight years ago after mocking President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in what he thought were off-the-record remarks to a Rolling Stone reporter. Before that, Mattis had his ...

Scott McChrystal, former senior chaplain at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, spoke and offered lessons on how prayer can help in times ... and according to William G. Kidd, Fort Rucker deputy to the commanding general, the prayers are a way to bring people together in something many ...
It's a skill Mattis learned partly from watching his former colleague, then-Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, lose his job eight years ago after mocking President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in what he thought were off-the-record remarks to a Rolling Stone reporter. Before that, Mattis had his ...
Tatham, along with McChrystal and Andrew Mackay, a British general who served with McChrystal in Afghanistan, is the author of a 2011 book, .... Force, that formally shut down four years ago and which handled U.S., British and other NATO operations there from 2009 until 2014, including during Gen.
He reports that when Gen. Stanley McChrystal went to Afghanistan in May 2002, “A senior Army officer in Washington told him, 'Don't build [Bondsteels],' referring to the NATO base in [Kosovo] that Rumsfeld saw as a symbol of peacekeeping mission creep. The officer warned McChrystal against 'anything ...
He reports when Gen. Stanley McChrystal went to Afghanistan in May 2002, “A senior Army officer in Washington told him, 'Don't build [Bondsteels],' referring to the NATO base in [Kosovo] that Rumsfeld saw as a symbol of peacekeeping mission creep. The officer warned McChrystal against 'anything here ...
He reports that when Gen. Stanley McChrystal went to Afghanistan in May 2002, “A senior Army officer in Washington told him, 'Don't build [Bondsteels],' referring to the NATO base in [Kosovo] that Rumsfeld saw as a symbol of peacekeeping mission creep. The officer warned McChrystal against 'anything ...
My wife, Patricia, and I attended an informative lecture by four-star General Stanley McChrystal at Princeton University Feb. 28. He was described by ... Another principle McChrystal stresses is that we must always raise the bar, but not so high that the person doesn't believe it can be attained. Constructive ...
He reports, when Gen. Stanley McChrystal went to Afghanistan in May 2002, “A senior Army officer in Washington told him, 'Don't build [Bondsteels],' referring to the NATO base in [Kosovo] that Rumsfeld saw as a symbol of peacekeeping mission creep. The officer warned McChrystal against 'anything here ...
He reports when Gen. Stanley McChrystal went to Afghanistan in May 2002, "A senior Army officer in Washington told him, 'Don't build [Bondsteels],' referring to the NATO base in [Kosovo] that Rumsfeld saw as a symbol of peacekeeping mission creep. The officer warned McChrystal against 'anything here ...
According to the memo, Broidy told Trump that the team behind the Muslim army plan was led by McChrystal, a retired Army general who had previously commanded U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan. That appeared to boost the credibility of the proposal in the president's eyes: Trump interrupted ...
By the conclusion of 2014, the Sunni terrorist organization known as Daesh had established a strong foothold in Iraq, Syria and several countries on the periphery of the Middle East in an attempt to establish an “Islamic State,” or caliphate, to practice their extremist religious views and enforce sharia law.

Retired Army General Stan McChrystal, the patron saint of American special operations, and a man who knows something about small arms, lamented in The New York Times a year ago that “some of our politicians and the people who back them seem to promote a culture of gun ownership that does not ...
Speaking to former Secretary of State John Kerry at Yale's Greenberg Conference Center, Gen. (retired) Stanley McChrystal emphasized the importance of effective diplomacy and candid dialogue between leaders in global conflict resolution. In a wide-ranging discussion, Kerry and McChrystal reviewed ...
Former Secretary of State John Kerry '66 and retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal have grappled with the issue of terrorism throughout their professional lives. And on Friday, the two men discussed counterterrorism efforts and their views on the current world order at an event hosted by the Jackson ...
Some of the nation's most prominent veterans have openly called for changes to gun laws for years. Here are a few examples: In 2013, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal — who commanded America's elite troops worldwide as well as troops in Afghanistan — came out in support of gun control. “I think serious ...
Keynote speaker Gen. Stanley McChrystal - visionary, former United States Army general and veteran of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan – inspired attendees to think outside the box when applying leadership in their business. During the Closing Main Stage, social innovator and philanthropist Bill ...
A coterie of officers led by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Gen. David Petraeus and Admiral Mike Mullen believed that a massive troop deployment could turn around the situation in the conflict that began in 2001. Thompson's Marine unit was sent to build an isolated firebase in the Afghan province. "We slept in a ...
In the new issue of Prism magazine, General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army (Ret.) offers two warnings. Both are kind of hair-raising. First, he offers the thought that, “A European war is not unthinkable.” He goes on to explain that, “People who want to believe that a war in Europe is not possible might be in ...
General Stanley McChrystal was responsible for the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. In his book Team of Teams, he talks about the rude awakening he had when he saw how disadvantaged his centralized command was compared to the decentralized networks of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Give the Attorney General the authority to deny firearms sales to individuals who appear on the No Fly List or the Selectee List. ... former CIA Directors General Petraeus and General Michael Hayden, along with former special operations commanders General Stanley McChrystal and Admiral Eric Olson.
The situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated to the point where retired US Gen. Stanley McChrystal, writing in Foreign Affairs with Kosh Sadat, said the country "is struggling to survive" and the Taliban's "presence and influence are likely at their highest levels since the group lost power." The conflict has ...


 

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