The World from Berlin 'Washington Can't Afford any More Failures in Afghanistan'

Barack Obama on Wednesday sacked his Afghanistan commander General Stanley McChrystal after he and his associates ridiculed US officials in Rolling Stone magazine. General David Petraeus will assume the top job but German commentators on Thursday warn the abrupt change could tarnish the Afghanistan mission and the US president's reputation.
Trouble at the top: General David Petraeus is to replace Stanley McChrystal at the helm of the Afghanistan mission.

Trouble at the top: General David Petraeus is to replace Stanley McChrystal at the helm of the Afghanistan mission.

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Jess Smee