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November 13, 2012


Another Four-Star General Caught in Email Scandal

Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the four-star U.S. commander of the war in Afghanistan, exchanged thousands of "potentially inappropriate" emails with Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who claimed to have been harassed by the ex-mistress of former CIA Director David Petraeus, Politico reports.

The FBI notified the Defense Department on Sunday of "potentially inappropriate communications" between Allen and Kelley, and turned over to Pentagon lawyers 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails exchanged by the two from 2010 to 2012."

The Washington Post reports the developing scandal "further calls into question the personal behavior of two of the U.S. military's 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."

However, the New York Times says a defense official could not explain how the e-mails between Ms. Kelley and General Allen were related to the e-mails between Mr. Petraeus and his his biographer Paula Broadwell and e-mails between Ms. Broadwell and Ms. Kelley.

Daily Beast: Five facts about the Petraeus affair's mystery woman, Jill Kelley.












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