General Stanley McChrystal Resigns

President Obama holds press conference to announce the resignation of General McChrystal after controversial remarks.

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal has offered his resignation to the president, who has accepted it. After a couple of days filled with criticism and controversy caused by a candid new Rolling Stone magazine profile posted online, the country's top military leader in Afghanistan resigned. The article included quotes by McChrystal and his closest aides making disparaging comments about President Obama and members of his administration. President Obama named Gen. David Petraeus, head of the U.S Central Command, to take over where McChrystal left off.