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Latest John Allen Items
Marine Gen. John Allen’s nomination to become the next commander of NATO had been postponed pending the outcome of an investigation into allegedly inappropriate emails between him and a married socialite. His exoneration clears the way for him to be confirmed as the alliance's next top leader.
The White House is moving forward with Gen. John Allen's nomination to become commander of NATO forces in Europe after the Pentagon cleared him of any wrongdoing in exchanging emails with a Florida woman linked to the sex scandal that brought down David Petraeus and forced him to resign as CIA director.
A Pentagon probe has absolved Gen. John Allen of professional misconduct in exchanging inappropriate emails with the same Florida socialite, Jill Kelley, involved in the scandal prompting former CIA director David H. Petraeus to resign.
The United Nations said Sunday that Afghan authorities were still torturing prisoners, such as hanging them by their wrists and beating them with cables, a year after the U.N. first documented the abuse and the Afghan government promised detention reform.
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal said Monday he backs the White House's drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan slated for 2014, but added that the U.S. owes Afghans some sort of enduring security presence to support them.
The Pentagon is pushing ahead with its campaign to move women closer to the battlefield, despite a series of sex scandals involving senior officers and a report showing an increase in sexual assaults among the troops.
President Obama will decide in the coming weeks how many American troops to send home from Afghanistan next year. A major factor in his decision will be the question of how successful U.S. troops have been in preparing the Afghans to secure their country at bases such as Forward Operating Base Pasab, located in one of the country's most violent areas — the birthplace of the Taliban.
The woman whose adultery with CIA Director David H. Petraeus forced his resignation will not face any charges in the cyberstalking case that led to the disclosure of the affair, federal authorities said Tuesday.