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UPDATE: British Gen. takes over for McChrystal temporarily

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal relieved of duty as top Afghan commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal relieved of duty as top Afghan commander
Gen. David Petraeus named new commander of Afghan war Gen. David Petraeus named new commander of Afghan war

LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron says a British general is temporarily taking charge of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan following the ouster of American Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

President Barack Obama accepted McChrystal's resignation Wednesday and nominated Gen. David Petraeus to replace him.

The prime minister said the British deputy commander of ISAF, Lt. Gen. Nick Parker, has assumed command "pending Gen. Petraeus's confirmation by Congress."

In a statement, the prime minister's office said Cameron had spoken to Parker on Wednesday and the general had told him that the mission in Afghanistan "would not miss a beat" during this period.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has decided to oust Afghanistan commanding Gen. Stanley McChrystal over inflammatory remarks he made about Obama and other high administration officials.

President Obama said he accepted Gen. McChrystal's resignation Wednesday morning.

McChrystal had apologized for several disparaging remarks he made in an interview about his civilian superiors.

President Barack Obama has named Gen. David Petraeus to succeed Gen. McChrystal as top war commander in Afghanistan.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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-face with 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's future later Wednesday, but there was no word from presidential aides on when that would happen. With the White House abuzz over the McChrystal controversy, there was an almost complete lockdown on information about the morning's developments.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Afghanistan war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal has completed a closed-door meeting with President Barack Obama and has left the White House. There was no immediate word on whether Obama would fire him for his inflammatory comments in a magazine interview.

Significantly, McChrystal departed the White House before Obama convened a regularly scheduled war planning meeting there. Officials had indicated earlier that McChrystal was summoned back to Washington from Afghanistan to explain at that session disparaging remarks he made about civilian leaders in an interview with Rolling Stone.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- With his future as the top U.S. commander of the war in Afghanistan uncertain, Gen. Stanley McChrystal arrived at the White House Wednesday to explain his biting complaints about President Barack Obama and his aides directly to the commander in chief.

The general is meeting with Obama in the Oval Office before attending the president's regular monthly war meeting. McChrystal usually participates by videoconference.

McChrystal met earlier with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Pentagon.

Obama summoned McChrystal after learning of his comments about administration officials in a magazine article. A White House rebuke of McChrystal suggested it would be hard for him to save his job.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top commander in the Afghanistan war met with his Pentagon bosses to explain to his biting published complaints about the commander in chief and his aides.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal spent a half hour with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen on Wednesday morning -- the first in a series of meetings he was summoned to after the article in Rolling Stone magazine.

Recalled from Afghanistan by President Barack Obama, the general was going to talk with Obama in the Oval Office before attending the president's regular monthly war meeting, in which McChrystal usually participates by videoconference.

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- President Barack Obama meets today with his top commander in Afghanistan, whose job is on the line after he made criticizing remarks about administration officials in a published interview.

The head-to-head meeting between Obama and General Stanley McChrystal is expected to take place before the president's regular monthly war meeting with his entire national security team.

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WASHINGTON (WKOW)--The commander of the war in Afghanistan is prepared to resign when he meets with President Barack Obama Wednesday.

The Associated Press quotes two military officials with that information involving general Stanley McChrystal.

McChrystal publicly apologized for his negative comments in the rolling stone article.

Tuesday, the President said McChrystal showed "poor judgment".

The two will meet at the White House on Wednesday; McChrystal could resign or be fired, depending how that meeting goes.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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-face with 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's future later Wednesday, but there was no word from presidential aides on when that would happen. With the White House abuzz over the McChrystal controversy, there was an almost complete lockdown on information about the morning's developments.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Afghanistan war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal has completed a closed-door meeting with President Barack Obama and has left the White House. There was no immediate word on whether Obama would fire him for his inflammatory comments in a magazine interview.

Significantly, McChrystal departed the White House before Obama convened a regularly scheduled war planning meeting there. Officials had indicated earlier that McChrystal was summoned back to Washington from Afghanistan to explain at that session disparaging remarks he made about civilian leaders in an interview with Rolling Stone.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- With his future as the top U.S. commander of the war in Afghanistan uncertain, Gen. Stanley McChrystal arrived at the White House Wednesday to explain his biting complaints about President Barack Obama and his aides directly to the commander in chief.

The general is meeting with Obama in the Oval Office before attending the president's regular monthly war meeting. McChrystal usually participates by videoconference.

McChrystal met earlier with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Pentagon.

Obama summoned McChrystal after learning of his comments about administration officials in a magazine article. A White House rebuke of McChrystal suggested it would be hard for him to save his job.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top commander in the Afghanistan war met with his Pentagon bosses to explain to his biting published complaints about the commander in chief and his aides.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal spent a half hour with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen on Wednesday morning -- the first in a series of meetings he was summoned to after the article in Rolling Stone magazine.

Recalled from Afghanistan by President Barack Obama, the general was going to talk with Obama in the Oval Office before attending the president's regular monthly war meeting, in which McChrystal usually participates by videoconference.

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- President Barack Obama meets today with his top commander in Afghanistan, whose job is on the line after he made criticizing remarks about administration officials in a published interview.

The head-to-head meeting between Obama and General Stanley McChrystal is expected to take place before the president's regular monthly war meeting with his entire national security team.

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WASHINGTON (WKOW)--The commander of the war in Afghanistan is prepared to resign when he meets with President Barack Obama Wednesday.

The Associated Press quotes two military officials with that information involving general Stanley McChrystal.

McChrystal publicly apologized for his negative comments in the rolling stone article.

Tuesday, the President said McChrystal showed "poor judgment".

The two will meet at the White House on Wednesday; McChrystal could resign or be fired, depending how that meeting goes.

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