US general fired from Afghan training job

In this June 10, 2006 file photo, U.S. Rep Jack Murtha, D-Pa., left, and Col. Peter Fuller inspect the new Pennsylvania National Guard Stryker armored vehicles that were rolled out to the public at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. Gen. John Allen said Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller has been relieved of his duties as deputy commander for the Afghan training mission. In a recent interview with the website Politico, Fuller characterized Afghan leaders as erratic, ungrateful and isolated from reality. The interview quotes him as saying Afghan leaders don't fully recognize America's sacrifices on their country's behalf. (AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower, File)

November 4, 2011 3:18:56 PM PDT
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has fired a senior officer from his job as the No. 2 general in charge of training for making inappropriate public remarks about Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his government.