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He added, “[McChrystal] is well-known in the Army as an exceptional operator and an ability to work in a joint environment, an ability to work at various levels of operational skills. It is those things the secretary tends to look at in these kinds of commands. An ability to communicate. [McChrystal] is a very good communicator.”

Special-operations insiders say that when it is time to replace Army Gen. Bryan “Doug” Brown, commander of Special Operations Command, Gen. McChrystal will likely be a finalist, along with Lt. Gen. Dell Dailey, a former JSOC chief.