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Stanley McChrystal Bio: Stanley Allen McChrystal born August 14, 1954, is a retired United States Army general best known for his command of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the mid-2000s. His last assignment was as Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A). He previously served as Director, Joint Staff from August 2008 to June 2009 and as Commander of JSOC from 2003 to 2008, where he was credited with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, but also criticized for his alleged role in the cover-up of the Pat Tillman friendly fire incident. Stanley McChrystal was reportedly known for saying and thinking what other military leaders were afraid to; this was one of the reasons cited for his appointment to lead all forces in Afghanistan and also the reason he was ultimately relieved of his command. He held the post from June 15, 2009 to June 23, 2010.
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Stanley McChrystal graduated high school from St. John’s College in Washington, DC. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1976 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army. His initial assignment was to C Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, serving as weapons platoon leader from November 1976 to February 1978, as rifle platoon leader from February 1978 to July 1978, and as executive officer from July 1978 to November 1978.
In November 1978, Stanley McChrystal enrolled as a student in the Special Forces Officer Course at the Special Forces School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Upon completing the course in April 1979, he remained at Fort Bragg as commander of Operational Detachment—Alpha 714 (an “A-team”) in A Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). This was not the last time that ‘714’ would be associated with Stanley McChrystal. In June 1980, he attended the Infantry Officer Advanced Course at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, until February 1981.
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Stanley McChrystal is the son of Major General Herbert Joseph McChrystal, Jr. (1924–2013), and his wife, Mary Gardner Bright (died January 2, 1971). He is the fourth child in a family of five boys and one girl, all of whom would serve in the military or become military spouses. His older brother, Colonel Scott McChrystal, is a retired Army chaplain and is the endorsing agent for the Assemblies of God.
Stanley McChrystal married Annie Corcoran, also from a military family, in 1977. The couple has one son. Stanley McChrystal is reported to run 7 to 8 miles (11 to 13 km) daily, eat one meal per day, and sleep four hours a night.
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In May 2017, Netflix released the film War Machine in which Brad Pitt plays a thinly veiled version of Stanley McChrystal named McMahon. It was directed by Animal Kingdom’s David Michôd and is an adaptation of Michael Hastings’ book The Operators. Hastings wrote the Rolling Stone article that revealed the friction between Stanley McChrystal‘s staff and then President Barack Obama’s, which ultimately led to Stanley McChrystal losing his job.
Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, sharply criticized President Donald Trump on Sunday, calling him immoral and untruthful and taking aim at his foreign policy decisions.
In an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Stanley McChrystal told the host, Martha Raddatz of Trump, “I don’t think he tells the truth.” The general also responded affirmatively when asked whether Stanley McChrystal believes Trump is “immoral.”
Stanley McChrystal said that contrary to Trump’s claim, the Islamic State militant group, also known as ISIS, has not yet been defeated.
“I don’t believe ISIS is defeated. I think ISIS is as much an idea as it is a number of ISIS fighters. There’s a lot of intelligence that says there are actually more ISIS fighters around the world now than there were a couple of years ago,” he said.
The president tweeted this month that “we have defeated ISIS in Syria” and abruptly announced plans to withdraw all U.S. forces from that country, against the counsel of his