McChrystal's Yale Course Covers... Stan McChrystal He's case study No. 1 in leadership class By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Sep 10, 2010 1:33 PM CDT 7 comments Comments Gen. Stanley McChrystal is honored at a retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, Friday, July 23, 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Newser) – Stanley McChrystal's intimately familiar with the material he'll be covering in his Yale course. McChrystal's first case study will be "the career of Stanley McChrystal," according to his syllabus, which you can see at Yale Daily News. The class's primary reading? A New York Times Magazine piece entitled, "Stanley McChrystal's Long War." For some weird reason, "The Renegade General" didn't make the reading list. To be fair, McChrystal will also cover the decision to invade Iraq, and then range well outside his personal experience to discuss the Civil War and the German strategy in World War II. The university has also announced that while students may tell the media about their general impressions of the class, its specific content will be considered off the record.