Gen. John Allen, top general in Afghanistan, caught up in CIA scandal

Paktika province, Afghanistan – International Security Assistance Force commander Gen.…

Paktika province, Afghanistan – International Security Assistance Force commander Gen. John R. Allen conducted an on-site survey of ISAF outposts in Paktika province, Dec. 19. Gen. Allen was able to see, first hand, how the soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment at Observation Post Twins and Combat Outpost Margah secure their positions near Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan. U.S. Army Photo/ Sgt. April Campbell

The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus’ downfall widened Tuesday with word the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for alleged “inappropriate communications” with another woman involved in the case. Some of the material was “flirtatious,” an official said.

Even as the FBI prepared a timeline for Congress about the investigation that brought to light Petraeus’ extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed that the Pentagon had begun an internal investigation into emails between Gen. John Allen and a Florida woman involved in the case.

Some of the 20,000-plus pages of documents and emails between Allen and Tampa socialite Jill Kelley were “flirtatious,” according to a senior defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the case publicly. It wasn’t immediately clear who wrote the flirtatious notes — Allen, Kelley or both.

Read the rest of the report at Chicago Tribune.

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  • CrusaderKnight

    Joe Stalin purged his’ military officer corp shortly before WW2.I would not put it past our civilian leadership to sacrifice US forces abroad ,by not resupplying or reinforcing them.They could position a CBG in the Indian Ocean close enough to be nuked and the US forces could be ordered to stand down.An enemy can destroy an opposing army if they manuver one of their people into let’s say a high position of command in the enemy military … a president.Look out for actions designed to weaken the US armed forces.