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White House to nominate Gen John Allen as Nato commander

The White House says it will go ahead with the nomination of Gen John Allen as Nato commander in Europe. The announcement comes after he was cleared of allegations he had “inappropriate” communication with Florida socialite Jill Kelley. He is to relinquish command of the Nato mission in Afghanistan next month. Unrelated harassment complaints by Mrs Kelley led to the revelation of an affair between CIA chief David Petraeus and his biographer. Gen Allen’s nomination to lead the Nato command in Europe was placed on hold after it was revealed last year he had communicated repeatedly with Mrs Kelley, whom he met when he led US Central Command at MacDill … Continue reading

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