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 US national security establishment has been shaken by a sex scandal involving David Petraeus. Respected for his role in the Afghan and Iraq wars, the former general may have become a casualty of his own power.
The scandal surrounding former CIA chief David Petraeus' extramarital affair has widened to include top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen. A Pentagon source cited "inappropriate communications."
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.
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