Now it looks like General Stanley McChrystal is really out. After being relieved of his command in Afghanistan last week by President Barack Obama, McChrystal has informed the army that he’s retiring, the Associated Press reports.
Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins said McChrystal notified the service of his plans on Monday, but he has not yet submitted formal retirement papers. It is not clear when he will leave the service, but the process usually take a few months.
McChrystal was relieved of his duty in Afghanistan after Rolling Stone published a profile in which the general and his aides trashed members of the Obama Administration — including the president and vice president.
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