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Stanley A. McChrystal Quotes & Sayings

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One of the great things about America is we should not judge until we know the facts. — Stanley A. McChrystal

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I was raised to believe that soldiers were strong and wise and brave and faithful; they didn't lie, cheat, steal or abandon their comrades. — Stanley A. McChrystal

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I want the American people to understand, we have a clear and focused goal: to disrupt, dismantle and defeat Al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan. — Stanley A. McChrystal

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Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure. — Stanley A. McChrystal

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When you go through some controversy and you see your face on the news in a negative way for 48 hours ... you doubt yourself. And your friends make the difference. They become a safety net that come in and say, 'That's not the case.' And the relationships that you've built ... come to the fore. — Stanley A. McChrystal

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In June 2010, after more than 38 years in uniform, in the midst of commanding a 46-nation coalition in a complex war in Afghanistan, my world changed suddenly - and profoundly. An article in 'Rolling Stone' magazine depicting me, and people I admired, in a manner that felt as unfamiliar as it was unfair, ignited a firestorm. — Stanley A. McChrystal

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Like leaders in many walks of life, my business has been to serve with, and for, others. — Stanley A. McChrystal

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I don't miss the bureaucracy of being in the Army. But I still love the relationships you can build. And it doesn't have to be in military service - it can be anything you're doing with someone that matters. You develop a bond. — Stanley A. McChrystal

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My very identity as a soldier came to an abrupt end. I'd been soldiering as long as I'd been shaving. Suddenly I'd been told I could no longer soldier, and it felt as though no one really cared if I ever shaved again. — Stanley A. McChrystal

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President Obama had voiced strong support for the effort in Afghanistan during his campaign, pledging to add two brigades, which he did. But since the inauguration ... the administration had signaled that the U.S. commitment needed careful assessment, and we needed to recalibrate the strategy and objectives. — Stanley A. McChrystal

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I came to believe that a leader isn't good because they're right; they're good because they're willing to learn and to trust. — Stanley A. McChrystal

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Strength is leading when you just don't want to lead. — Stanley A. McChrystal

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There is only one Army in which you serve. When that identity is gone, it is gone forever. — Stanley A. McChrystal