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The End of Stanley McChrystal’s War on Poverty

In the 2000s, neocons tried nation-building abroad while dismantling the nation at home. Trump is ending the former, but continuing the latter.

“Boss Level Podcast” – Gen. Stan McChrystal and the Book “Team of Teams”

I’ve read most of retired General Stanley McChrystal’s excellent book Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World (I start a lot of books and finish a few). Amazon reminds me that I bought the book just over two years ago. I meant to blog about it and never got around to it (I have a lot of ideas about posts and write a few). Show More Summary

2 big warnings from Gen. McChrystal: War in Europe is possible & we’re going to have to give up rights for our security

In the new issue of Prism magazine, General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army (Ret.) offers two warnings. Both are kind of hair-raising.

An excerpt from ‘One Mission: How Leaders Built a Team of Teams’

Midway through my year with General Stanley McChrystal, I found myself in the back-seat of a well-worn and dented SUV.

Screw Brad Pitt and the ‘War Machine’ He Rode in On

The Stanley McChrystal — and the war in Afghanistan — I knew is not at all like what you’ll see on Netflix.

Review: ‘War Machine’: Brad Pitt Has Met the Enemy. He Just Doesn’t Know It Yet.

4 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal is the commander alluded to in David Michôd’s satirical portrait of a man in over his head and enthralled by his own hype.

Brad Pitt’s ‘War Machine’ Leads Netflix’s Charge Toward Global Domination

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Afghanistan War satire, starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Michôd, captures the fall of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. And it’s the streaming service’s most ambitious film yet.

Brad Pitt's canny allusion to Gen. Stanley McChrystal is at the heart of the nervy satire 'War Machine'

American movies are traditionally schizophrenic about our military might, celebrating it in John Wayne epics and mocking it in everything from "MASH" to "Dr. Strangelove." But "War Machine" has decided, with exceptional results, that it wants it both ways. Starring Brad Pitt and written and directed...

Bozell & Graham Column: PBS 'Learning' to Love Suicide Bombers?

On April 5, The New York Times published an op-ed by retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal headlined “Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer.” McChrystal now runs a big lobbying firm, so that may be why he cares so much: he’s a gun for hire. So how does...Show More Summary

Four-Star Retired Army General: Protect PBS from Trump Budget Cuts

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal has come to the defense of public media amid the Trump administration's proposal to eliminate all $445 million in annual funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS's parent company. In an...Show More Summary

General: Save PBS -- It Makes Us Safer

Stanley McChrystal, New York Times: Public broadcasting makes our nation smarter, stronger and, yes, safer. It's a small public investment that pays huge dividends for Americans. And it shouldn't be pitted against spending more on improving our military. Show More Summary

Save PBS: U.S. General Makes Impassioned Plea for Public Television

6 months agoNews : Mediaite

Stanley McChrystal, or how I learned to stop worrying and love PBS.

Retired army general Stanley McChrystal: Save PBS from Trump's budget cuts, it makes us 'safer'

Stanley McChrystal, a retired army general, urged leaders in Washington and the Trump administration not to strip federal funding for public broadcasting in a New York Times op-ed, saying that it makes the nation "smarter, stronger and,...Show More Summary

Stanley McChrystal Calls Picking Military Spending Over PBS 'A False Choice’

Retired United States Army General Stanley McChrystal published an impassioned op-ed in The New York Times on Wednesday, pleading with Washington to think twice before cutting funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). “As...Show More Summary

A General Pleads to Save PBS Funding

Stanley McChrystal: “I like to say that leadership is a choice. As our leaders in Washington confront tough decisions about our budget priorities, I urge them to continue federal funding for public broadcasting. Public broadcasting makes our nation smarter, stronger [...]

War Machine (Teaser)

Brad Pitt stars as a respected US Army general who signs up to lead the NATO forces in Afghanistan. This satirical Netflix exclusive is loosely based on the infamous career of retired general Stanley McChrystal and Michael Hastings’ exposé. Premieres 5/26/17.

Coming Distractions: Brad Pitt puts his spin on General Stanley McChrystal in the War Machine teaser

Brad Pitt’s got a knack for gregarious, heavily accented military men, and another one is on display in this teaser for War Machine. Animal Kingdom’s David Michôd directs this Netflix adaptation of Michael Hasting’s book The Operators:...Show More Summary

Gen. McChrystal is right — in fact, Russian leaders think they already are at war

General Stanley McChrystal perhaps shocked many when he spoke out on the chance of a war in Europe — aside from the continuing conflict in Ukraine.

General Peter Chiarelli Invites Veterans To Violate Their Oath

Time: As General Stanley McChrystal noted in the New York Times: “In 2014, 33,599 Americans died from a gunshot wound. From 2001 to 2010, 119,246 Americans were murdered with guns, 18 times all American combat deaths in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Nightclubs have become battlefields. Schools have become combat zones. Movie theaters have […]

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