Then U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus (L) and U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. John Allen stand together in the East Room of the White House during U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement that then CIA Director Leon Panetta would be nominated as Secretary of Defense
Top commander in Afghanistan cleared in Pentagon inquiry
Posted : Tuesday, 22 January 2013 05:58PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan has been cleared by a Pentagon inquiry into potentially inappropriate email communications with a Florida socialite, likely resurrecting his nomination to the military's top job in Europe.
Marine General John Allen was placed under investigation in November over email exchanges with one of the women at the center of the scandal that forced David Petraeus to resign as CIA director.
Allen had strongly denied any wrongdoing.
(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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