The Rise and Fall of Stanley McChrystal

General Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan
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War Room
In 2003, McChrystal (seen here in Kandahar in 2009) was appointed commander of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), a branch of the army charged with performing highly classified operations. It was under his leadership that JSOC successfully located and killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq in 2006.

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