Top US General Fired From Afghan Training Job

By: AP
By: AP
After a senior general made disparaging remarks about the Afghan President, he was fired from his job as the second in command of training in Afghanistan.

CBS/AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has fired a senior officer from his job as the No. 2 general in charge of training for making disparaging remarks about Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his government.

Gen. John Allen said Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller has been relieved of his duties as deputy commander for the Afghan training mission.

In a recent interview with the website Politico, Fuller characterized Afghan leaders as erratic, ungrateful and isolated from reality. The interview quotes him as saying Afghan leaders don't fully recognize America's sacrifices on their country's behalf.

Allen said the unfortunate comments don't represent the solid U.S. relationship with the Afghan government.

There was no indication whether Fuller will be reassigned or if he would retire.


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