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A Former General’s New Broadside Against President Trump

Stanley McChrystal, who once led U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, called the commander in chief dishonest and criticized his holiday visit to troops in Iraq.  
Source: Steven Senne / AP

Stanley McChrystal has a history of speaking plainly about American presidents and their leadership. His military career ended in 2010 after a Rolling Stone profile quoted him and his aides as criticizing Obama-administration officials, mocking the civilian leaders and painting them as indecisive. McChrystal quickly offered his resignation, which President Barack Obama accepted.

But while the retired four-star Army general’s complaints about the Obama administration centered on its military strategy, his concerns about the current White House,, the defense secretary who previously served as a Marine Corps general, and Trump’s recent war of words with another former military leader.

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