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On November 21th, General John Allen, the US general under investigation over a trove of 20,000 to 30,000 pages of correspondence – mostly emails – between himself and Mrs Kelley, a Florida woman who threw parties for military officers posted at US Central Command, has returned to Kabul to take up his 'duties' as commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan.



General John R. Allen, Commander, International Security Assistance Force
Born December 15, 1953 (age 58)[1]
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USMC logo.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1976–present
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands held International Security Assistance Force
U.S. Forces Afghanistan
U.S. Central Command (Deputy Commander)
2nd Battalion, 4th Marines
2nd Battalion, 6th Marines
The Basic School
U.S. Naval Academy – Commandant of Midshipmen
II Marine Expeditionary Force
Battles/wars Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (4)
Leftwich Leadership Trophy