US General John Allen, picked to become NATO commander, is now under investigation for inappropriate communication. NATO job now on hold.
Retired US General John Allen, former commander of US forces in Afghanistan, has been appointed to coordinate the battle against the jihadist group "Islamic State." The efforts encompass a large international alliance.
The top US commander in Afghanistan has been cleared of "inappropriate communications" linked to the Petraeus adultery scandal, officials say. The decision frees him up to lead NATO forces in Europe.
General John Allen has ended his 19-month tour as leader of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. With troops withdrawing, US General Joseph Dunford is to be the last ISAF chief there.
Republicans have angered President Obama by delaying the confirmation of his new national security team. But no power vacuum is imminent because the incumbents stay in office until their successors are chosen.
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