[Updated 7:50 a.m.] Gen. Stanley McChrystal has fired a press aide because of a Rolling Stone article in which McChrystal was portrayed as critical of Obama administration officials, two defense officials tell CNN.
[Originally posted 7:41 a.m.] Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, has been recalled to Washington after making controversial remarks about colleagues in a Rolling Stone article, officials said.
He was summoned to attend a meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan in person rather than by video conference, a senior administration official said Tuesday.
"He has been recalled to Washington," another official said.
McChrystal apologized Tuesday for the profile, in which the general and his staff appear to mock top civilian officials, including Vice President Joe Biden. The article is set to appear in Friday's edition of Rolling Stone.
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