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Gen. Stanley McChrystal: Security agreement needed now in Afghanistan

- The Washington Times - Monday, January 20, 2014

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the retired leader of forces in Afghanistan who served in the Army for 34 years, said Afghanistan and the U.S. need to sign a security agreement as soon as possible to give Afghan people some certainty about their future.

"There's an uncertainty about the future," he said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "They need to give the Afghan people some clarity. That's what they lack."

Gen. McChrystal said he was and continues to be loyal to President Obama, but the administration and the military did not do the best job they could building trust within the team. He also said he regrets a Rolling Stone article in 2010 where comments he made about the administration prompted his resignation.

"I regret everything that went around that particular incident. I would've liked to stay and continue the mission," he said, pointing out that a Pentagon investigation after the fact questioned the accuracy of the article.

Gen. McChrystal has been teaching a course on leadership and operations at Yale for four years for a select group of students.

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