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McChrystal book reveals friction with White House

WASHINGTON — In a memoir, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the former U.S. commander in Afghanistan, writes that tensions between the White House and the Pentagon were evident in the Obama administration from its opening months in office.

The beginning of President Barack Obama’s first term ‘‘saw the emergence of an unfortunate deficit of trust between the White House and the Department of Defense, largely arising from the decision-making process on Afghanistan,’’ McChrystal writes in the book, titled ‘‘My Share of the Task: A Memoir". ‘‘The effects were costly.’’

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