Stanley McChrystal

Can Gen. Petraeus turn things around in Afghanistan?

Todd Zwillich explains the political implications of the president's personnel decision. Jen DiMascio of Politico.com says that although Petraeus is credited with turning Iraq around, it remains to be seen if he can do the same in Afghanistan.

Conflict & Justice

US Afghanistan commander fired

The top US military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Barack Obama after he criticized leading administration officials. Jeb Sharp talks with Scott Wilson, White House Reporter for the Washington Post.

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Global Politics

Warnings dire from leaked report

The leak of the report warning of failure in Afghanistan is certain to add fuel to the debate over the future of the US mission there. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the political situation with Richard Fontaine, a former foreign policy adviser.

Global Politics

US allies await decision on Afghanistan

The US commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, is reported to have asked for up to forty-thousand more soldiers to head to the region. And he's hoping many of those troops will come from outside the US. The World's Laura Lynch reports.

Conflict & Justice

US Afghanistan commander fired

The top US military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Barack Obama after he criticized leading administration officials. Jeb Sharp talks with Scott Wilson, White House Reporter for the Washington Post.

Afghanistan: How Is the War Going?

To assess the state of the war in Afghanistan, The Takeaway talks with Stephen Biddle, a counterinsurgency expert and senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Global Politics

Afghan Polls to Delay Close

Afghan authorities are keeping the polls open for an extra hour to allow more people to vote during the presidential election. The Takeaway talks to Sarah Chayes, advisor to Stanley McChrystal, and Charlie Sennott, executive editor of GlobalPost.