NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former top U.S. general in
Afghanistan Stanley McChrystal, who was fired when he enraged
the White House by disparaging the Obama administration in a
magazine article, will publish his first memoir, the Penguin
The memoir, which will detail McChrystal's 38-year army
career including his development strategies as the former top
U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, will be published in
2012 but has yet to be titled, Penguin said.
"I've served with many outstanding leaders and have learned
from their success, their failures, and what it takes to win on
the battlefield and in large, complex organizations,"
McChrystal said in a statement. "The lessons I've learned will
help readers in the military, government, and the private
McChrystal announced in June he would retire from the U.S.
Army after he and his aides enraged the White House by
disparaging U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other top
civilian advisers in an article for Rolling Stone magazine.
The memoir will include his views of the incident and being
sacked by President Barack Obama from his position as the top
commander in Afghanistan.
(Reporting by Christine Kearney, editing by Bob Tourtellotte)
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