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Pentagon says Rolling Stone writer denied embed

The author of the Rolling Stone article that ended the military career of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander in Afghanistan, has been denied permission to join U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Full story

Gen. McChrystal retires in military ceremony

After 34 years in the Army, Gen. Stanley McChrystal left behind legions of admirers and the prospect his reputation as a ferocious fighter would one day eclipse the costly comments that appeared in Rolling Stone. Full story

Biden didn't take McChrystal attack personally

Vice President Joe Biden says he never viewed ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal's mocking comment about him as a personal attack — but rather a reflection of policy disagreements over Afghanistan. Full story

Pentagon tightens media controls

After the firing of Gen. Stanley McChrystal due to an explosive article in Rolling Stone Magazine, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has issued a memo that clamps down on future media interviews.

Rolling Stone writer gets Afghan war book deal

The Rolling Stone writer whose story helped bring down Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was fired from his job as commander of the Afghanistan war, has a book deal. Full story

McCain: Obama took ‘appropriate action’ with McChrystal

   Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., discusses President Barack Obama’s decision to dismiss Gen. Stanley McChrystal over comments he and his staff made in a Rolling Stone article.

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Here comes the Afghanistan debate

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NATO issues directive restricting night raids

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  Panel assesses Afghan war, command change

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Sebastian Junger, Wes Moore, Tom Ricks and Gen. Barry McCaffrey (Ret) discuss the impact of President Barack Obama’s decision to dismiss Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

  Bringing an end to the longest war

With the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, does the U.S. now have the right team to complete their mission in Afghanistan? Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., discuses.

  McChrystal becomes fodder for comics

From Jay Leno to Steven Colbert, some of television’s late-night comedians did their best to poke fun President Barack Obama’s decision to dismiss Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

  Author: I did not think general would be fired

Rolling Stone’s Michael Hastings, the man behind the damaging magazine article on Gen. Stanley McChrystal, tells TODAY’s Matt Lauer that he thought the general’s position was “untouchable.”

  McChrystal out, Petraeus in

President Obama turned the page swiftly Wednesday on what could have become yet another lingering political problem, replacing Gen. Stanley McChrystal as top commander of the US Force in Afghanistan with General David Petraeus. NBC's Chuck Todd reports.

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Retirement Ceremony Held For Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal
Retirement Ceremony Held For Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 23: Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal smiles after receiving the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Army Distinguished Service Medal during a retirement ceremony at Fort McNair July 23, 2010 in Washington, DC. The ceremony honored McChrystal, who was the com