Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal smiles while speaking during his retirement ceremony at Fort McNair on July 23, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

McChrystal: I ‘Cheerfully’ Offered Obama My Resignation

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal said Monday he backs the White House’s drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan slated for 2014, but added that the U.S. owes Afghans some sort of enduring security presence to support them.