General Stanley McChrystal arrived in Washington, D.C. this morning to face what could prove to be a tough round of meetings. White House spokesman Tommy Vietor tells CNN that McChrystal will meet with Secretary Gates at the Pentagon first, followed by a meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office.
Although the White House has said it will not take any action against McChrystal without speaking to him first, it has asked the Pentagon to make a list of possible replacements for embattled general. The President wants to be ready if he decides to fire the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, a senior administration official told CNN Wednesday.
Interestingly, McChrystalâ€™s schedule includes a meeting after the Oval office session. Heâ€™ll meet with the National Security Team in the Situation Room, that meeting is officially scheduled for 11:35 a.m.