A look at US generals in Afghan war
A look at what went wrong for the four U.S. generals who have led U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan since 2008:
Gen. David McKiernan, June 2008 to June 2009
-Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked for McKiernan's resignation a year before his term as commander was set to end. The firing was seen as a rejection by newly elected President Barack Obama of McKiernan's conventional warfare approach in favor of the more targeted "counterinsurgency" strategy of working to undermine insurgents' pull on the population.
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