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. BOMBO ©

    OK, but how about the REALLY important question.

    Guys, if you were a General......Paula Broadwell or Jill Kelly?

    November 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. the 1 prophet

    I think it's time for a war in the US forces against the government

    November 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. the 1 prophet

    The US government is acting like the communist regime, when its about the Bermuda Triangle stay out of it suckers

    November 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Johnny

    So this is what our Generals are busy with, composing thousands of letters and emails, interferring in private matters, while our troops are dying in the battlefield and veterans neglected. A total waste of taxpayers money and still Defense Dept wants bigger budget each year.

    November 14, 2012 at 1:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. the prophet

    Here are are in 2012 still talk and make wars, while people from Sandy are still without homes and infrastructures but the Government rather devote time personal and money to dig in on who this general s...wed please where are the priorities bunch of children playing that's what this looks like.

    November 14, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
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