White House Greenlights Gen. Allen's NATO Nomination

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America's top commander in Afghanistan has been cleared of any wrong doing in the case that led to the resignation of former CIA Director Gen. David Patraeus.

After weeks of investigation, the Pentagon said Gen. John Allen didn't engage in inappropriate communications with a woman linked to the Patraeus scandal. Allen has always maintained he did nothing wrong.

But the allegations did suspend his nomination to be the next U.S. commander of NATO forces in Europe.

On Wednesday the White House said it will move forward with Allen's nomination.
 
In response to his exoneration, Allen said he was glad the investigation concluded that "the allegations against him were unsubstantiated" and that he "did not violate the requirement of exemplary conduct or the prohibition against conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman."

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