ISAF commander Gen. John Allen under investigation over ‘inappropriate’ emails

November 13th, 2012 by Staff

Francois Lenoir / Reuters

(nbcnews.com) U.S. General John Allen, commander of the international forces in Afghanistan, seen at NATO headquarters in Brussels Oct. 10, is under investigation over “inappropriate” emails.

U.S. General John Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, is under investigation over allegations of “inappropriate” emails between him and the woman who sparked the probe into CIA Director David Petraeus, officials said early Tuesday.

In a statement, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said that the FBI had referred “a matter involving” Allen to the Department of Defense.

“Today, the secretary directed that the matter be referred to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense for investigation, and it is now in the hands of the Inspector General,” Panetta said.

The statement said that Allen would remain commander of ISAF during the investigation and that he was “entitled to due process in this matter.”

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