Unreleased Report Into Magazine Comments Clears McChrystal

Posted September 22, 2010 at 6:19pm

An unreleased Army review has found that Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal did not make anonymous inflammatory comments that were printed in Rolling Stone magazine in June, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

The review also absolved senior officers on McChrystal’s staff, the newspaper reported, citing a dozen Pentagon civilians and military officers who read the review or were briefed on it. The review does not make clear who made the damaging comments about administration officials, and it has been turned over to an inquiry by the Pentagon inspector general.

McChrystal resigned his post as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan in June over the matter. He retired with his full four-star rank, and he now teaches at Yale University and speaks on the lecture circuit, the Times reported.

Gen. David Petraeus was confirmed as McChrystal’s replacement days after the resignation.