General Stanley McChrystal working on board a Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft in Afghanistan, March 15, 2010. Hastings’ profile of McChrystal, leaked in June 2010 and published in the following month’s issue of Rolling Stone, painted a picture of a general who was openly dissatisfied with — … Stanley McChrystal, the retired general and former head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was shocked by the Rolling Stone article that led to his firing, he … The Rolling Stone piece, "The Runaway General," depicts McChrystal and his aides as critical of White House figures and diplomats, including the commander-in … In a profile in Rolling Stone magazine, Gen McChrystal and aides were quoted as making disparaging remarks about Mr Obama and senior colleagues. The general’s poormouthing of Obama’s national security team is insubordination. Gen. Stanley McChrystal's job hangs in the balance as President Obama today confronts the top U.S. general in Afghanistan about his disparaging comments to Rolling Stone and … The interview of General McChrystal and his in Rolling Stone was not an accident, it’s a perfect example of suicide by interview. Want more Rolling Stone? The Runaway General, the Rolling Stone Magazine article that cost Gen. Stanley McChrystal his job as commander of Allied Forces in Afghanistan, … Gen. Stanley McChrystal's candid Rolling Stone interview prompted the White House to summon McChrystal, the most senior military commander in Afghanistan, to the capital for a standing meeting. General McChrystal Must Be Fired Over Rolling Stone Quotes. -General Stanley McChrystal, 6/22/2010. The Rolling Stone article – The Runaway General – is due out on Friday, but Gen McChrystal quickly tried to limit the damage. McChrystal usually participates via teleconference. In June 2010, Rolling Stone published "The Runaway General", Hastings's profile of U.S. Army general Stanley McChrystal, then commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in the Afghanistan war. Sign up for our newsletter.