President Obama meets face-to-face with his top Afghanistan commander today to find out why the general made derogatory comments about him in Rolling Stone magazine.
Military sources say General Stanley McChrystal is ready to resign.
He'll meets first with the president, then with the president's war team.
In the Rolling Stone interview McChrystal and his top advisors belittled Vice President Biden, called the National Security Adviser a "clown"
and said McChrystal was unimpressed after his first meeting the president.
"This is childish immature behavior that undermined the authority of this Commander-in-Chief down to the lowest ranking soldier in Afghanistan and he needs to go," says Iraq War veteran Jon Soltz.
Mr. Obama is said to be furious over the article, but was measured in public Tuesday, calling it "poor judgment."
"I also want to make sure that I talk to him directly before I make any final decisions," he told reporters during an afternoon cabinet meeting.
Rolling Stone says McChrystal knew he was on the record.
The general has issued an apology saying he has "enormous respect" for the president and his national security team.
The bigger question now: How might a change in leadership affect the war?
The White House admits a new strategy is needed in Afghanistan.
As for McChrystal, a spokesman says all options are on the table.