General’s team tried to have Rolling Stone profile censored

The author of the article which caused the resignation of the US commander of military operations in Afghanistan claims that members of General Stanley McChrystal’s inner-circle tried to pressure him into censoring specific statements made by the General. The journalist’s profile piece, The Runaway General, contains quotes from McChrystal which criticises both US President, Barack Obama and US Vice-President, Joe Biden. Writer Michael Hastings told the US Today programme that he never considered changing the article.