Report: Gen. Allen May Retire

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: U.S. Marine General John Allen, the chief U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, testifies during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee March 22, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine the situation in Afghanistan. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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    Marine Gen. John Allen may be calling it quits after all. A source tells Politico that Allen is considering retirement, despite being cleared of wrongdoing in the Gen. David Petraeus scandal. Allen allegedly feels he’s “being pushed out for a variety of reasons,” namely the email debacle, which he fears will haunt him in his new post as NATO’s supreme allied commander in Brussels. “He doesn’t have a rabbi” at the Pentagon, the source said, especially with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on his way out. A spokesman for Allen declined to comment on the report.

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