Gen. Allen Returns to Command

    FILE - This July 22, 2012, file photo shows U.S.  Gen. John Allen, top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Pentagon says Gen. John Allen is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with Jill Kelley, the woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom former CIA Director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Panetta says he ordered a Pentagon investigation of Allen on Monday. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

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    Nothing to see here. Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, returned to his post on Wednesday, a week after his name became ensnared in the ongoing investigation of former CIA director David Petraeus. Petraeus, Allen’s predecessor, resigned on Nov. 9, citing an extramarital affair with a woman later to be unmasked as his biographer, Paula Broadwell, who allegedly threatened a second woman, Tampa socialite Jill Kelley. Allen is currently under investigation for sending tens of thousands of “potentially inappropriate” emails to Kelley. Since then, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has put on hold Allen’s nomination for commander of the U.S. European Command and top NATO general.

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