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Stanley A. McChrystal
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Stanley McChrystal

Stanley McChrystal is the author and principle figure in his memoir, "My Share of the Craft". McChrystal is a member of the United States Armed Forces, in specific, the U.S. Army Rangers and Airborne. McChrystal is the wife of Annie, and father of Sam. McChrystal is a graduate of West Point, and progresses through the ranks in the Armed Forces, ultimately coming to command Task Force 714 in Iraq and Afghanistan, where a counter-terrorism and counterinsurgency network and infrastructure is built up to combat Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda in Iraq, and the Taliban. McChrystal oversees operations, even going on raids against the enemy, choosing not to ask his men to do something he himself will not do.

McChrystal is ultimately given command of all forces in Afghanistan, where he implements a very successful counterinsurgency strategy. McChrystal ensures that there are as few civilian casualties as possible, that...

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