US Afghanistan commander under investigation

This video from the USA says about itself:

Nov 12, 2012 by CNN

CNN’s Piers Morgan talks to filmmaker Oliver Stone about retired Gen. David Petraeus‘ career and his affair.

From Voice of America News:

Head of US Forces in Afghanistan Under Investigation

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The U.S. Defense Department is investigating General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, for alleged “inappropriate communications” with a woman involved in the scandal that led to the resignation of Central Intelligence Agency chief David Petraeus.

A senior defense official said Tuesday that the Pentagon is reviewing more than 20,000 pages of emails and other communications between General Allen and Jill Kelley. The official did not specify the nature of the documents.

Kelley is a friend of Petraeus, and it was her complaint to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about threatening emails from the woman with whom Petraeus had an affair that ultimately led to his resignation last Friday.

Pentagon spokesman George Little said the FBI brought the matter involving General Allen to the Defense Department Sunday, and that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has directed the department’s inspector-general to investigate.

General Allen has denied any wrongdoing, and will retain his command position in Afghanistan while the probe continues.

President Barack Obama nominated the general last month to become the Commander of U.S. European Command and the next Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

The Pentagon spokesman said the president has placed the nominations on hold, and that Secretary Panetta has asked the Senate to delay its confirmation hearings for the posts.

Petraeus sex [?] scandal traps ANOTHER general: CIA boss’s successor in Afghanistan ‘sent THOUSANDS of inappropriate emails to socialite’: here.

Petraeus Scandal Engulfs Afghanistan War Chief: here.

Fall of the House of Petraeus? Here.

7 thoughts on “US Afghanistan commander under investigation

  1. Two other members of the top brass face ethics probes of their own. Adm. James Stavridis, head of European Command, was criticized last week in an Pentagon inspector general report that cited his use of military aircraft for personal business, including a trip to a Burgundy wine-tasting society. Earlier this year, Army Gen. William “Kip” Ward, then head of U.S. Africa Command, was hammered by another inspector general report for lavish travel and improper use of military transportation and staff. The report said Ward and his wife had staff pick up their laundry and do their shopping.

    Tuesday, a senior U.S. official told the AP that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has stripped Ward of a star, which means that he will retire as a three-star lieutenant general, and will repay the government $82,000. The official spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss a personnel matter.

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