Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Retirement of General McChrystal.

As he now completes a journey that began at a West Point parade field nearly four decades ago, Stan McChrystal enters this next phase of his life to a respite richly earned. He does so with the gratitude of the nation he did so much to protect, with the reverence of the troops he led at every level, with his place secure as one of America’s greatest warriors. - US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in remarks at yesterday's retirement ceremony.

The remarks of Secretary Gates are worth reading in full. See also the news package put together by The Washington Post by clicking here.