Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal Becomes New Commander in Afghanistan

Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal was named the new U.S. commander in Afganistan on May 1,, 2009, replacing Gen. David McKiernan, who was asked to resign.

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March 31, 2003: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Victoria Clarke, right, and Major General Stanley A. McChrystal speak at a Pentagon press briefing about the war in Iraq.


March 31, 2003: Clarke and McChrystal at a Pentagon press briefing.


March 2003: McChrystal speaks about the war in Iraq.


July 23, 2003: Acting Army Chief of Staff Gen. John M. Keane (left) and Vice Director for Operations, J-3, Joint Staff Maj. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal (right) brief reporters on how the U.S. Army is organizing to rotate forces supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom during a Pentagon press briefing.

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January 17, 2008: Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal presents Command Sgt. Maj. Michael T. Hall with the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal Jan. 17 as Hall’s wife Brenda looks on.

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