General Stanley McChrystal: "My Share of the Task"

General Stanley McChrystal: "My Share of the Task"

General Stanley McChrystal commanded U.S. and NATO troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. In a new memoir, McChrystal writes about his life in the Army and tells his side of the Rolling Stone profile that led to his resignation.

Born the son and grandson of Army officers, there was little doubt that Stanley McChrystal would become a soldier. The West Point graduate rose through the ranks to command a special forces team in Iraq, which captured Saddam Hussein and killed top al-Qaida terrorists. In 2009, Gen. McChrystal took command of NATO operations in Afghanistan. But a controversial profile in Rolling Stone magazine the next year suggested he was at odds with the White House, and he resigned. In a new memoir, Gen. McChrystal writes about his military life, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and why Rolling Stone got it wrong.

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General Stanley McChrystal

co-founder of the McChrystal Group and former commander of NATO coalition in Afghanistan.

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Excerpted from "My Share of the Task: A Memoir." Published by Portfolio/ Penguin. Copyright © Stanley McChrystal, 2013.

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