Pentagon investigating top US commander in Afghanistan for emails to woman in Petraeus scandal

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ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — The Pentagon says the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigation for alleged “inappropriate communications” with Jill Kelley, the woman who is said to have received threatening e-mails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom former CIA Director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday. Panetta says he ordered a Pentagon investigation of Allen on Monday.

A senior defense official, who discussed the matter only on condition of anonymity because it is under investigation, said Allen’s communications were with Kelley, who has been described as an unpaid social liaison at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., which is headquarters to the U.S. Central Command.

Petraeus resigned as CIA director on Friday.

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wildman
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wildman 11/13/12 - 05:45 am
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come on man

You expect the American people to believe that the Pres knew nothing about this until last Friday. Mr. President and staff, we are not stupid! Tell us the truth.

Tullie
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Tullie 11/13/12 - 07:58 am
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Huh

All this to deflect from what happened in Bengahzi? Seems a lot of stuff coming out of the woodwork all of a sudden.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/13/12 - 08:14 am
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Wow! it is starting to sound

like an old fashion Soviet Purge of leadership to be replaced by "more in amenable" comrades.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/13/12 - 10:24 am
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WOW

This story just keeps on giving ---giving

We probably have just scratched the surface......now I see why Petraeus said..."See ya"

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 11/13/12 - 10:30 am
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The United States

of America - proud nation, under God - - - - what a terrible shame for our country - what can we as ordinary tax paying citizens do about this? Pay taxes and shut up - "Pilgrim"! Utterly disgusting.

KSL
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KSL 11/13/12 - 06:12 pm
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Just goes to show

The extent this highly corrupt administration will go to in order to get what it wants.

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