Why did Admiral Fallon resign as CENTCOM CINC? I review the literature at Pajamas Media.
The real reason for Fallon's resignation may be much more straightforward: disputes over the conduct of ground operations which have resulted in conflicts with General David Petraeus. Barnett's Esquire article hinted at difficult relations with Petraeus, claiming that Gates appointed Fallon to put the brakes on the general. Barnett wrote, "in fact, any time he talks with Petraeus, there are only two men in the room — the admiral and the general — and their exchanges remain private."