US General John Allen, picked to become NATO commander, is now under investigation for inappropriate communication. NATO job now on hold.
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.
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.
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