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FILE - In this July 22, 2012 file photo, Gen. John Allen gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. US officials say that Allen will serve as coordinator for the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State group, as nations begin to determine what part each will play. Several US officials say Allen will coordinate the contributions that various nations make, as nearly 40 countries around the world agree to join the fight. Allen comes to the job with vast experience coordinating international allies on the warfront. He served as deputy commander in Iraq’s Anbar province in 2006-2008, working with Arab partners on organizing the Sunni uprising against al-Qaida. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

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Jill Kelley's complaint about receiving harassing emails spurred an FBI investigation that eventually ensnared ex-CIA Director David N. Petraeus and Marine Gen. John Allen. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a March 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a March 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a March 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Jill Kelley’s complaint about receiving harassing emails spurred an FBI investigation that eventually ensnared ex-CIA Director David N. Petraeus and Marine Gen. John Allen. (Associated Press)

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Jill Kelley's complaint about receiving harassing emails spurred an FBI investigation that eventually ensnared ex-CIA Director David N. Petraeus and Marine Gen. John Allen. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Gen. John Allen (left), and Army Gen. David Petraeus (center), top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and incoming CIA Director, greet former CIA Director and new U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as he lands in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan whose nomination to head NATO is on hold, is one of several high-ranking officers being investigated for ethical violations this year, a run of embarrassment for a military whose leaders once seemed almost untouchable. (Associated Press)

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Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan whose nomination to head NATO is on hold, is one of several high-ranking officers being investigated for ethical violations this year, a run of embarrassment for a military whose leaders once seemed almost untouchable. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a March 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Gen. John Allen (left), and Army Gen. David Petraeus (center), top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and incoming CIA Director, greet former CIA Director and new U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as he lands in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Gen. John Allen (left), and Army Gen. David Petraeus (center), top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and incoming CIA Director, greet former CIA Director and new U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as he lands in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a March 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Gen. John Allen (left), and Army Gen. David Petraeus (center), top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and incoming CIA Director, greet former CIA Director and new U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as he lands in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a March 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a March 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Gen. John Allen (left), and Army Gen. David Petraeus (center), top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and incoming CIA Director, greet former CIA Director and new U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as he lands in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2011. (Associated Press)