Gen. Allen under investigation in Petraeus scandal
November 13th, 2012
01:59 AM ET

Gen. Allen under investigation in Petraeus scandal

[Update 2:25 a.m. ET] A statement from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says a confirmation hearing on Allen’s pending nomination to be commander of the U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe will be delayed.

[Updated 2:15 a.m. ET] The Department of Defense Inspector General is reviewing 20,000 – 30,000 documents connected with the investigation.

[Posted 1:59 a.m. ET] Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with Jill Kelley, who reportedly received threatening e-mails from Paula Broadwell, the Pentagon and a senior defense official said. Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus resigned after having an extramarital affair with a woman later identified as Broadwell, who was also his biographer.


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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Rascal Rabble

    sooo what your sayin' it woulddah been less scandalous if the generals' adulterers were named paul broadwell, and jack

    November 13, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. ronvan

    While stationed at Ft. Dix, many, many, years ago, I had a Bn. CSM, a good friend, who always gave the inbreifing to new recruits, both male and female. Part of it went like this: GOD only made one mistake! That is because he gave men 2 heads! While the one between their legs remained soft, the one on top of their shoulders worked well. BUT, when the one between their legs got hard, the one on top of your shoulders didn't work worth a hoot!! And lets not forget that it takes TWO to tango! EITHER one of these "participants" could have said NO!!

    November 13, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. the prophet

    People have a life outside their duties weather private or social, this investigation just shows the Government checks on everything and everybody, i think that maybe called communism.

    November 13, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    Humans- we all have faults. Proves we are animals. Do you think we can evolve it out?

    November 13, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Now hold on here. We must remember how perfect we all are. There is not one of us who would do anything we might want to keep hidden. It is only those that have been exposed that are to be demonized. The rest of us are just too perfect. Well, at least I am anyway.
    I believe that has got to be the most poplar sport in the world FINGER POINTING.
    But always remember, when you point your finger at someone else, you have three more fingers that are pointing back at you.

    November 13, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I'm far from perfect, (nice tongue-in-cheek there, BTW), but I have never cheated on my spouse, and visa versa.

      November 13, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Good morning banasy
      I truly don't understand why it is so hard for people to remain faithful. After 35 years of marriage, my wife and I still keep the same interests. I think that may be an issue with some couples, they let things get stale and start looking elsewrere in an attempt to make up the difference.

      November 13, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    I want to hear the wives speak.

    November 13, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A man has six children and is very proud of his achievement. He is so proud of himself, that he starts calling his wife,"Mother of Six " in spite of her objections.

    One night, they go to a party. The man decides that it's time to go home and wants to find out if his wife is ready to leave as well. He shouts across the room at the top of his voice, "Shall we go home Mother of six?'"

    His wife, irritated by her husband's lack of discretion shouts right back, "Anytime you're ready, Father of Four."

    November 13, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. Portland tony

    People don't care what people of power do in their private lives ...only the press. Look at Clinton or Kennedy or even Newt....Still admired by millions. Being chaste and spiritualy pure and being a great leader are not necessarily mutually exclusive, but not the rule.

    November 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. the prophet


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  10. the prophet

    cnn stop blocking my posts

    November 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Hi folks.
    Extra martial affairs are a part of our social behavior . Nothing shocking or new there. however when the persons involved are of a high profile and then in a position of authority related to national security the dimensions change. There have been reports of 'leaks'.
    Appears that the fall out is not limited.

    November 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    No @R.Rabble what I'm sayin' is that it would have been less scandalous if it was a minor functionary committing the indiscretion.

    November 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. The Prophet

    hi chrissy

    November 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. The Prophet

    Please this sounds like the tv show American Greed, scams and suckers, this is just a propaganda post election by the Obama lats chance team, to take the attention off the administration picking and changing of top officials.

    November 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. The Prophet

    There is going to a major earthquake in Washington DC and Virginia next week

    November 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
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