Obama replaces Afghanistan commander McChrystal in Washington

Obama replaces Afghanistan commander McChrystal in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama announces Gen. David Petraeus will replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 23, 2010. From back to front are Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen, Vice President Joe Biden, Obama, Gen. David Petraeus and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg