President Obama stands by Gen. John Allen in spite of thousands of possibly inappropriate email exchanges , according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Allen’s uncovered messages have placed his nomination for Supreme Allied Commander Europe on hold, prompting a Department of Defense investigation.

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    President Obama tapped State Department official Brett McGurk Friday as special envoy to the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, replacing the retiring Gen. John Allen. Mr. McGurk has been ...
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  • Panetta set to brief Obama on ethics rules
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  • President Obama Has 'Faith' In Gen. Allen, White House Says
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today that President Obama continues to have "faith" in Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation for potentially ...
    11/14/2012 - 2:07 am | View Link
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