Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates awards the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal to Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal during a retirement ceremony at Fort McNair. McChrystal's wife, Annie, stands to his right. McChrystal, who was the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, is retiring after being relieved of command following a Rolling Stone article that included derisive quotes from McChrystal and his staff about their civilian bosses in the Obama administration.
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