June 24th, 2010
07:34 AM ET

Security Brief: Gates advocated keeping McChrystal

A senior Pentagon official confirms to CNN that Defense Secretary Robert Gates advocated to President Obama keeping General Stanley McChrystal on the job because he was vital to the war effort. Gates was overruled. The official has direct knowledge of events, but declined to be identified because it involves internal administration discussions.

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  1. JomoDaMusicMan

    Isn't this amazing, BUSH'S BOY ROBERT GATES, THINKS HE IS PRESIDENT. OBAMA ISN'T IT TIME FOR U TO FIRE THE GEORGE BUSH'S ADMINISTRATION COMPLETELY. GET RID OF ROBERT GATES HE HAS BEEN SABOTAGING YOUR ADMINISTRATION HE DOES NOT WANT U TO SUCCEED. HE SUPPORTS RUSH LEMBAUGH, AND BUSH NOT U. COLIN POWELL WOULD MAKE A MUCH BETTER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

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