John Allen http://kunc.org en Gen. John Allen, Recent Top Commander In Afghanistan, Is Retiring http://kunc.org/post/gen-john-allen-recent-top-commander-afghanistan-retiring Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, who led U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan until earlier this month and had been on track to be the top NATO commander in Europe, is retiring from the military.<p>The White House early Tuesday afternoon released a statement from President Obama that says, in part:<p><blockquote><p>"Today, I met with Gen. John Allen and accepted his request to retire from the military so that he can address health issues within his family. I told Gen. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:13:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 40401 at http://kunc.org Gen. John Allen, Recent Top Commander In Afghanistan, Is Retiring White House Will Move Forward With Gen. John Allen NATO Nomination http://kunc.org/post/white-house-will-move-forward-gen-john-allen-nato-nomination The White House said today that it would move forward with the nomination of Gen. John Allen to become NATO commander.<p>Allen's nomination was put on hold after he became ensnared in the extramarital affair scandal that led to the resignation of CIA Chief David Petraeus. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:44:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 39209 at http://kunc.org Gen. John Allen Cleared In Email Probe http://kunc.org/post/gen-john-allen-cleared-email-probe Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>OK, the Pentagon says the U.S. commander in Afghanistan is cleared. Gen. John Allen was caught in a scandal last fall. You may recall, he'd been corresponding by email with a Florida socialite; and the question for the Pentagon was whether Gen. Allen's emails were inappropriate. NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman followed the story back then. He's with us now. Tom, good morning.<p>TOM BOWMAN, BYLINE: Good morning, Steve.<p>INSKEEP: I feel like we need a little review here, for people who haven't memorized the national security section of TMZ. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:14:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 39171 at http://kunc.org Gen. John Allen Cleared In Inquiry Stemming From Petraeus Scandal http://kunc.org/post/gen-john-allen-cleared-inquiry-stemming-petraeus-scandal Marine Gen. John Allen has been cleared in a misconduct inquiry prompted by the extramarital-affair scandal that <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/11/16/164810122/cia-director-david-petraeus-resigns">led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus</a>.<p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/gen-john-allen-cleared-in-misconduct-inquiry/2013/01/22/479c776a-64dd-11e2-9e1b-07db1d2ccd5b_story.html?hpid=z1"><em>The Washington Post</em>, which broke the story, reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The messages from Marine Gen. John R. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:08:00 +0000 39158 at http://kunc.org Gen. John Allen Cleared In Inquiry Stemming From Petraeus Scandal Panetta: Don't Leap To Conclusions About Gen. Allen http://kunc.org/post/panetta-dont-leap-conclusions-about-gen-allen "No one should leap to any conclusions" about whether the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan did anything inappropriate when he was communicating with a Tampa socialite, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters today.<p>That's one of the latest developments in the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=164944456" target="_blank">scandal surrounding now-former CIA Director David Petraeus</a>. It's a saga that has also snared Marine Gen. John Allen, who leads U.S. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:47:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 36435 at http://kunc.org Panetta: Don't Leap To Conclusions About Gen. Allen