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Gen. Stanley McChrystal Michael Hastings

Pentagon inquiry

18 Apr, 2011

McChrystal and aides are cleared of wrongdoing in a report released by Pentagon investigators. The Pentagon finds “insufficient” evidence that the general violated Department of Defense standards. The report also questions the accuracy of the Rolling Stone profile by Hastings:

Not all of 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. In other instances, we confirmed that the general substance of an incident at issue occurred, but not in the exact context described in the article.