General Stanley McChrystal is now history. He serves as another illustration of the Peter Principle—an individual promoted beyond his level of competence. An outstanding combat leader and brilliant strategist in the gray world of "special operations," General McChrystal was promoted to head U.S. and Coalition forces in Afghanistan. It was a bridge too far. McChrystal didn't pretend to be a diplomat—but his Afghan assignment was more designed for a bureaucrat/diplomat than a combat commander.