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Gen McChrystal: Fired by Obama, hired by Yale

August 17, 2010 01:22 IST

Former United States commander in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal, who was fired for his disparaging remarks against Obama administration officials, is to teach at Yale University.

McChrystal, 55, has been given a teaching position at Yale University, which will commence this year.

McChrystal would be appointed a senior fellow with the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and he would start teaching this fall, a statement from varsity said on Monday.

McChrystal will be teaching a graduate level seminar in the international relations master's programme.

"The course will examine how dramatic changes in globalisation have increased the complexity of modern leadership," the statement said.

"I am extremely excited to be teaching at Yale and I look forward to sharing my experiences and insights as a career military officer," McChrystal, said in a statement.

The general was fired by President Barack Obama in June for making disparaging remarks about administration officials, including Vice President Joe Biden. He was replaced with his boss, Gen David Petraeus.

These remarks appeared in a Rolling Stones magazine article.

'Biden? Did you say, 'Bite me?'' one aide is quoted saying in the article called 'The Runaway General', which also quoted McChrystal as complaining about being in an "unsellable position" in the war.

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