POSTED: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 11:29am
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 4:01pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Gen. Stanley McChrystal says he tendered his resignation out of his desire to see the mission in Afghanistan succeed.
McChrystal issued his statement Wednesday night from NATO headquarters in Kabul just minutes after President Barack Obama announced that he was dismissing the top commander in Afghanistan.
McChrystal says he strongly supports Obama's strategy and remains deeply committed to the coalition forces, partner nations and the Afghan people and - in his words - had a "desire to see the mission succeed."
WASHINGTON (AP) - A source tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama has decided to oust Afghanistan commanding Gen. Stanley McChrystal over inflammatory remarks he made about Obama and other high administration officials.
McChrystal had apologized for several disparaging remarks he made in an interview about his civilian superiors.
WASHINGTON - An Afghanistan strategy session is under way at the White House as scheduled without word from President Barack Obama about the fate of war commander Gen.
Stanley McChrystal, who is under fire for blistering remarks in a magazine. McChrystal came to the White House for a 30-minute face-to-facewith Obama over his remarks and then left.
He was not seen returning for the bigger war meeting, as he had been expected to.Obama was expected to make an announcement on McChrystal'sfuture later Wednesday, but there was no word from presidential
aides on when that would happen.
With the White House abuzz overthe McChrystal controversy, there was an almost complete lockdown
on information about the morning's developments.