Tuesday, June 29, 2010

General McChrystal To Keep His Fourth Star

Image: General Stanley McChrystal. Photo AFP

Obama To Guarantee McChrystal A 4-Star Pension -- Reuters

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama will guarantee former Afghanistan commander General Stanley McChrystal a four-star pension despite firing him last week over comments disparaging civilian leaders.

McChrystal was sacked about a year after receiving his fourth star -- half the time normally necessary to qualify for a four-star general's retirement income of $12,475 per month, before taxes, according to Pentagon estimates based on his 34 years of service.

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More News On General McChrystal Keeping His Fourth Star

Obama says McChrystal can keep fourth star -- AFP
Gen. Stanley McChrystal Will Retire With Four Stars, White House Says -- NPR
White House to let McChrystal retire with 4 stars -- CNN
White House: McChrystal to retire with 4 stars -- AP
Stanley McChrystal to retire with four-star rank -- Washington Post
Obama will allow McChrystal to retire with benefits of four-star general -- USA Today

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