Saudi Arabia: U.S. Must Stand Up and Say ‘That’s Wrong’

By General Stanley McChrystal

General Stanley McChrystal is a retired four-star general and the Co-Founder of McChrystal Group.  He commanded the U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan, which included more than 150,000 troops from 45 allied countries.   From 2003 to 2008, he commanded Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).   His latest book is Leaders: Myth and Reality, he is also author of Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex World.

Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher Suzanne Kelly sat down with Cipher Brief Expert and retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal at the NYSE in New York this week to talk about his new book, Leaders: Myth and Reality.  The Cipher Brief will release that full, fascinating interview next week, but we also wanted the General’s quick take on the developing situation with Saudi Arabia and the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 

The Cipher Brief:  We’ve been hearing disturbing details about the apparent murder by the Saudis, of journalist Jamal Khashoggi followed by a less-than satisfactory visit to the Kingdom by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  What do you think should be done about this developing situation and what will the broader impact be?

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