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Top Afghan commander summoned to Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Obama administration official says the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to Washington to explain his controversial comments about colleagues in a recent interview.

The official says Gen. Stanley McChrystal has been directed to attend the monthly White House meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan in person tomorrow, rather than over a secure video teleconference. He'll discuss his comments with President Barack Obama and top Pentagon officials.

An article in this week's Rolling Stone magazine depicts McChrystal as a lone wolf on the outs with many important figures in the Obama administration and unable to persuade even some of his own soldiers that his strategy can win the war.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the general's schedule.


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