April 19, 2011
A Pentagon probe cleared General Stanley McChrystal of any wrongdoing Monday and cast doubt over the accuracy of a Rolling Stone article that got the former Afghanistan war chief sacked.
The Defense Department Office of Inspector General concluded there was insufficient evidence that McChrystal or his staff had violated Pentagon standards, after interviewing several witnesses and reviewing a US Army investigation into the case.
The Army had concluded that McChrystal and his staff had, in fact, made derogatory statements about their civilian superiors.
But the inspector general’s report found that “not all the events at issue occurred as reported in the article… In some instances, we found no witness who acknowledged making or hearing the comments as reported.”