Gen. Stanley McChrystal has been relieved of his position as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, according to a top national security source.
President Obama will make a statement at 1:30 p.m. ET, the White House said. That's only a few hours after he met with McChrystal after politically explosive remarks the general and his aides made about key administration officials in Rolling Stone magazine.
The White House has asked the Pentagon to make a list of possible replacements for McChrystal, a senior administration official told CNN Wednesday. Obama will speak on camera about the issue, senior administration officials noted.
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