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Gen. McChrystal's new book outlines "deficit of trust...." between WH n DOD. #military #TCOT #CCCT #LNYHBT #OCRA #p2

Gen. McChrystal's new book outlines "deficit of trust...." between WH n DOD. #military #TCOT #CCCT #LNYHBT #OCRA #p2

The beginning of President Obama’s first term “saw the emergence of an unfortunate deficit of trust between the White House and the Department of Defense, largely arising from the decision-making process on Afghanistan,” General McChrystal writes. “The effects were costly.” The book by General McChrystal, who was fired from his post in 2010 after an article in Rolling Stone quoted him and his staff making dismissive comments about the White House, is likely to disappoint readers who are looking for a vivid blow-by-blow account of infighting within the administration. The book , titled “My Share of the Task: A Memoir,” does not provide an account of the White House meeting at which Mr. Obama accepted the general’s resignation. General McChrystal’s tone toward Mr. Obama is respectful, and he notes that his wife, Annie, joined the crowd at Mr. Obama’s inauguration. The book i...

Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/world/asia/mcchrystal-b...

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