Gen. John Allen, Caught Up in David Petraeus Scandal, Is Bypassing NATO Post and Retiring

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Nearly four months after he got entangled in the David Petraeus scandal, Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is retiring. The skids had been greased for Allen to become the next commander of NATO forces, but the machinery hit a snag when Allen was forced to explain correspondence involving hundreds of personal e-mails. The official reason for Allen stepping down, according to the White House, is 'so he can address health issues within his family.' There was no elaboration.

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