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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  • by Anonymous on Nov 5, 2011 at 08:46 PM
    When the military tells the truth it's fine but when civilians do it, that's another story.
  • by Jean-Paul Location: Raleigh, NC on Nov 5, 2011 at 04:22 AM
    Reminds me of another great General...Patton.
  • by Greg Location: Castle Rock on Nov 4, 2011 at 11:09 PM
    LOL, This General was relieved why? FOR TELLING THE TRUTH? I thought Leadership, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, INTEGRITY, Personal Courage. Hmmmm, so they are supposed to live by the Army Values but get punished when the values are put to the test. GO ARMY! LOL
  • by unknown Location: se spgs on Nov 4, 2011 at 08:54 PM
    Right on General. Tell it like it is. politicians are why 58,000 died in nam and now 6,000 have died in these 2 wars. politics! ret us army viet-nam 67-68
  • by American Location: Soldier on Nov 4, 2011 at 08:25 PM
    Everything Gen. Allen said is true. He said what we would be disciplined to say.
  • by hmm on Nov 4, 2011 at 08:16 PM
    Last week the Afghan President said he would back up Pakistan if we went to war with them. The afghan President needs to be removed with extreme prejudice(violent death preferred) and very soon or all those years will have been wasted.
  • by Soldier Location: Carson on Nov 4, 2011 at 05:58 PM
    Disparaging? I don't see where. It looks as if he hit the nail on the head. Go General Fuller!!!!!!
  • by Jason on Nov 4, 2011 at 05:25 PM
    Go Fuller!
  • by Bryan Location: Colorado on Nov 4, 2011 at 04:46 PM
    It's amazing...a General Officer speaks his mind about how our "allies" really are and he gets relieved. If you read this comment this is how the Afghan's really act. Either you give them what they want or they don't complete the mission.
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