Skip to comments.Scandal Probe Ensnares Commander of U.S., NATO Troops in Afghanistan
Posted on 11/12/2012 10:28:02 PM PST by kristinn
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT The FBI probe into the sex scandal that led to the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday.
According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close friendship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011.
The FBI first notified the Pentagon of its investigation into Allens communications with Kelley on Sunday evening, according to the senior defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the ongoing case.
In response, Pentagon chief Leon E. Panetta referred the investigation to the Defense Departments Inspector General for further review, according to a statement released by Panetta early Tuesday as he was traveling to Australia.
The latest development in the unfolding scandal has shaken President Obamas national-security staff and upended his carefully chosen plans for his military and intelligence team in his second term.
It also further calls into question the personal behavior of two of the U.S. militarys highest-ranking and most respected figures, who apparently ignored concerns about the highly sensitive nature of their jobs as they embraced personal relationships with younger women who were not their wives.
In his statement, Panetta said Allen would remain as commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan for now, while the matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined.
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Weren't they working on a book together? I'd doubt that all 30,000 emails were "inappropriate". Sounds like the Washington Poop engaging in a bit of character assassination as the Drive By Media likes to do. Get the hits in before the story gets cleared up.
It boggles the mind how any man in a high profile job could do something to stupid. When it all goes wrong, the whole world would know about it.
In any case, Obama sure has shift the focus off of him.
I had a really uneasy feeling about this Kelly woman just after seeing her pictures. She obviously likes the attention and the way she tilts her head and poses makes me think this gal believes she is way hotter than she really is.
Wow, this is new information from the Wash. Post at that. Are they now actually getting interested in this now that the election if over? Well, either way, I will not believe anything that they say - will look for other sources. They have corrupted themselves beyond my reading them...
So...if I read this right, this same woman had “two” of our leading military/security leaders under her influence?
Sounds more and more like a honey trap and smells more and more like someone setting it up. Is it foreign enemies...or domestice ones? Right now, it’s hard to say...but even money would indicate domestic is just as possible.
Sounds like a Chicago style stong/blackmail operation to me.
General Allen disputes that he has engaged in any wrongdoing
at least 4 or 5 GEN or higher just since libya vanned by the POS... nobama the CIC in his case that means “Corrupt Incompetent Coward”!!!!
1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.
Plus Fact Two:
2) No rescue mission was attempted.
Equals Fact Three:
3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.
Uh oh. This woman gets around apparently.
Now THIS is implausable, on top of all the other info we’ve gotten in the past days. Did I read somewhere that Jill is a party planner?
replacing them with his own Men, to keep Military from rising up. Both Women were probably working for that boy in
we are in deep
This Petraeus stuff is going that direction - down!
Were there not “twins” in that photo? Two K K’s, can’t remember their cutsie names.
The book began as research for her dissertation, a case study of Petraeus’ leadership. It evolved into an authorized biography written with Washington Post editor Vernon Loeb after President Barack Obama put Petraeus in charge of Afghanistan in 2010.
“Sounds like a Chicago style stong/blackmail operation to me”
I was wondering about that myself. FBI investigation over inappropriate sexual conduct could serve as a nice cover story for a thorough purge of the top echelon of military leadership.
Am I reading this correctly?
The same Arab woman involved with outing Betrayus
Is involved with another commander who lost his job.
What are the odds of that?