by Worthy News North America Service
WASHINGTON, USA (Worthy News) — United States President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal as the U.S. commander in Afghanistan and is replacing him with General David Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command, The Associated Press (AP) news agency reports citing senior officials.
The move comes after McChrystal criticized administration officials in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
He resigned following an Oval Office meeting with Obama, in what was seen as one of the most serious tests for the president as commander in chief.
Obama was to make an official announcement shortly.