If You Were Obama, Would You Fire Gen. McChrystal? - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

General Stanley S. McChrystal, leader of the counterinsurgency effort in the war in Afghanistan, is on the hot seat after making critical comments about Obama administration officials in an article for Rolling Stone Magazine. Today he met with President Obama in the Oval Office today to explain his comments directly to the Commander-in-Chief, indicating that he was prepared to submit his resignation.

Some say that the general’s remarks amounts to blatant insubordination and that McChrystal should be fired. Others say that while the remarks are a disturbing example of poor judgement, McChrystal’s leadership is critical to the leadership of international forces in Afghanistan and that changing leadership now would hurt that cause.

We want to know what you think. If you were President Obama, would you fire General McChrystal? Why or why not?


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Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Alfred Edmond Jr. is SVP/Editor-at-large of BLACK ENTERPRISE. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all media platforms under the BLACK ENTERPRISE brand, including the web site, social media and live networking events. From 2008 through 2010, Edmond was SVP/Editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, helping to lead the transition of BLACK ENTERPRISE from single-magazine publisher to digital-first multimedia company. From 1995 through 2008, Edmond was chief editor of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. He has also hosted The Urban Business Roundtable on WVON-AM in Chicago and Money Matters, a syndicated radio feature of American Urban Radio Networks. Edmond is also an entrepreneur, speaker, author and amateur natural bodybuilding competitor.

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