Gen. John Allen
The White House said Wednesday it will go ahead with Gen. John Allen’s nomination to become commander of NATO forces in Europe, following his exoneration in a Pentagon investigation of questionable email exchanges with a Florida woman linked to the sex scandal that led David Petraeus to resign as CIA director.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus reveals that he “screwed up royally” in having an affair with his biographer.
The CIA on Thursday opened an “exploratory” investigation into Petraeus’ conduct.
It started in May with a spiteful email to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. An anonymous writer warned Gen. John Allen that a friend with whom he was meeting in Washington the following week was trouble and he should stay away from her.
President Barack Obama talked about David Petraeus in glowing terms despite the scandal surrounding the former CIA director.
When news vans camped outside her stately home, a Florida socialite tied to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal fell back on her informal credentials as a social ambassador for Tampa society and top military brass: She asked police for diplomatic protection.
CBS News reports that Gen. David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell emailed each other in a known cyber-trick used by terrorists and teenagers.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday the Obama administration is nearing a decision in the next few weeks on how many U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan — and for what purposes — after the U.S.-led combat mission ends in 2014.