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Jon Krakauer Criticizes Gen. Stanley McChrystal

jon23.jpgOn Meet the Press this weekend, author Jon Krakauer made headlines for criticizing the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan for the role he played after the death of football star and soldier, Pat Tillman.

During the show, Krakauer (pictured, via) debates why Gen. Stanley McChrystal helped give a “fraudulent” medal to Tillman after the star died in a friendly-fire incident. In the video, the author watches a clip of the General explaining why he gave the medal to the football star–an event that Krakauer studies in his new book, “Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman.”

Here’s more from the article: “He, he just said now he didn’t read this hugely important document about the most famous soldier in the military. He didn’t read it carefully enough to notice that it talked about enemy fire instead of friendly fire? That’s preposterous. That, that’s not believable.” (Via Huffington Post)

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