Gates' Afghanistan Shake-Up: General Switch Reveals Military In-Fighting

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It's extremely unusual for a four-star commander of a war zone to get fired in the middle of the conflict. It's why yesterday's developments, with the Obama administration firing Gen. David McKiernan, were so striking. Just to be clear, in cases like these, "request the resignation" means "fired."

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To conduct "Counter Insurgency" the US h... by John McCarthy on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 2:22:59 PM