General Stanley McChrystal: My Share Of The Task


General Stanley McChrystal had already run afoul of the Obama White House publicly questioning the counter-terrorism mission in Afghanistan, even before the Rolling Stone article that quoted him and his aides making unflattering remarks about the Vice President. But if that caused his sudden resignation and subsequent retirement, his new-found freedom-of-speech as a civilian-with-a-book is no kinder to the Bush administration. Today, we speak with Stanley McChrystal on the wisdom of the Iraqi invasion, the realities of Afghanistan and that friendship with Karzai.

General Stanley McChrystal: My Share Of The Task

It's not exactly "Old Soldiers Never Die", but it does acknowledge an early ending. U.S. army General Stanley McChrystal said farewell at Fort McNair in Washington DC in July, 2010. A month earlier, his boss, U.S. President Barack Obama announced McChrystal's departure as commander of US forces in Afghanistan.

It was a very public end to the career of the man who spearheaded the coalition's efforts against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in that theatre of war. Stanley McChrystal writes about his life at the top of the U.S. military in his new book, My Share of the Task. Stanley McChrystal joined us from New Haven, Connecticut.

General Stanley McChrystal: My Share Of The Task - Murray Brewster

Murray Brewster covered the war in Afghanistan from the desert battlefields, to the Ottawa minefields. He is the Defence Correspondent for The Canadian Press. He is also the author of The Savage War: The Untold Battles of Afghanistan. Murray Brewster was in Ottawa.

This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.

Other segments from today's show:

As temperatures rise, will costs follow?

Who qualifies for victim assistance from the government?

Comments are closed.