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General John Allen Salutes…His Wife

Marine General John Allen – caught up and cleared in the email scandal that brought down CIA director David Petraeus – told President Obama on Tuesday he would...

Allen Wrenched

The nomination of the US commander of the war in Afghanistan to command NATO and US European Command perhaps the Pentagon's most prestigious overseas...

General Allen Takes the Hill

Despite a rash of recent bad news – culminating last week with the apparent slaughter of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier – the architect of the campaign...

Vetting the 34,000

With General John Allen’s announcement Tuesday that he is hanging up his Marine uniform after 35 years, there’s a dwindling number of senior U.S. officials who...

Who Do You Think Is Right?

There are growing doubts about the chances for the U.S.-initiated war in Afghanistan to succeed. Rarely are opposing views crystallized as sharply as they were...

Night Raids’ Pact Struck

Time’s John Wendle files from Kabul” Night raid. The phrase bears with it images of both daring and terror — from a SEAL team taking down Osama bin Laden to a...

General Disorder #1, General Disorder #2, &c.

When Marine General Anthony Zinni became chief of U.S. Central Command in 1997, he was stunned to find a Navy commander working for him dedicated to keeping...

The Tragedy of General John Allen

Danny Klaidman of the now all-digital Newsweek says that’s what it is. The Marine four-star general, after getting good marks for his stewardship in...

Truth: A Firing Offense

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan fired the No. 2 U.S. trainer of Afghan security forces Friday for "inappropriate public comments" about Afghan President...

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