Gen. John Allen may withdraw from NATO nomination
February 13th, 2013
07:49 PM ET

Gen. John Allen may withdraw from NATO nomination

Gen. John Allen is considering whether to retire rather than move forward with the nomination to become the supreme allied commander of NATO, a staff member said.

In a written statement, a member of his staff said, "After 19 months in command in Afghanistan, and many before that spent away from home, Gen. Allen has been offered time to rest and reunite with his family before he turns his attention to his next assignment."

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  1. Basil Wrathbone

    I am hereby withdrawing my nomination for head of NATO operations. It is a great sacrifice and I hope you'll all be willing to let me finally retire to my undisclosed location without too much protest.

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