William J. Fallon
Jim Miklaszewski, NBC News Chief Pentagon Correspondent, wrote:
- Defense Secretary William Gates announced ... that Fallon is stepping down as head of U.S. Central Command ... because he felt the statements attributed to him created a misperception about his goals and those of President Bush.
Fallon told the Washington Post that the Esquire article was "poison pen stuff...disrespectful and ugly." [ibid]