Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Gen. Allen says he's pleased to be cleared

Jan. 23, 2013 - 01:03PM   |   Last Updated: Jan. 23, 2013 - 01:03PM  |  
Gen. John Allen, top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks July 22 during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Gen. John Allen, top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks July 22 during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Musadeq Sadeq / AP)
  • Filed Under

WASHINGTON — Gen. John Allen says he is pleased that he was exonerated in a Pentagon investigation into his email exchanges with a Florida socialite linked to the sex scandal that led David Petraeus to resign as CIA director.

In a brief statement issued Wednesday through his spokesman, Allen also expressed gratitude for the support he received during the weeks-long investigation by the Defense Department's Office of the Inspector General.

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that the inspector general had determined that Allen's email exchanges did not amount to conduct unbecoming an officer. The investigation report itself has not been made public.

The White House says it will go ahead with Gen. John Allen's nomination to become NATO commander.

Allen is commander of all coalition forces in Afghanistan. He is due to leave his current post Feb. 10.

White House press secretary Jay Carney says he hopes the Senate will consider Allen's nomination "in a timely manner."

Answers sponsored by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.


This Week's Air Force Times

This Week's Air Force Times

Top TA & GI Bill schools
Most popular colleges cater to troops by taking classes to them

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
Woman who cried rape
(3 replies)
   Last Post: TJMAC77SP
        May 3, 2014 1:32 PM
   Last Post: garhkal
        May 1, 2014 5:03 PM
Cliven Bundy
(45 replies)
   Last Post: Chief_KO
        Apr 26, 2014 9:49 AM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook