The Pentagon announced earlier this morning that the F.B.I investigation of Jill Kelley has ensnared General John Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.
The Washington Post reports:
According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of “potentially inappropriate” e-mails 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.
In a statement, Sec. Leon Panetta announced that President Obama has nominated General Joseph Dunford, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, to succeed General Allen at ISAF.
“I respectfully requested that the Senate act promptly on that nomination,” Panetta said shortly.