General Stanley McChrystal was ousted from his post by President Obama after making critical remarks about the administration’s handling of the war in Afghanistan in a Rolling Stone interview.
Reactions from the news media showed they were caught off guard, shocked that Rolling Stone broke the story, as hilariously portrayed by Jon Stewart,
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Now, there may be cause for even more professional jealousy; Little, Brown announced that it will publish a book about the war in Afghanistan by the author of the article, Michael Hastings. The book, as yet untitled, will “offer an unfiltered look at the war, and the soldiers, diplomats and politicians who are waging it,” according to the press release. No pub date has been announced. Hastings published a memoir in 2007, I Lost my Love in Baghdad.
The story was picked up by many news sources, including the AP.