Fired US general to head White House panel

WASHINGTON - The former top US general in Afghanistan, who was fired when he enraged the White House by disparaging the Obama administration in a magazine article, is coming back to head a new advisory board to support military families.
A White House spokesman said on Monday retired General Stanley McChrystal would lead the three-member panel overseeing the "Joining Forces" program, led by first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden.
"General McChrystal has been asked to and accepted the job of leading the advisory panel that will oversee this effort," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.