Chief Tango sends us a link to the news from the Washington Post the our commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen has been cleared in the investigation of his behavior while commander when he was sending flirtatious emails to Jill Kelley, the Lebanese socialite who had worked her way into the Tampa military community.
In a letter sent to Allen on Friday, the inspector general wrote that Allen had not violated military prohibitions against conduct unbecoming an officer, according to the senior U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter on the record. “He was completely exonerated,” one of the officials said.
Yeah, well, who’s shocked? It may not have been “conduct unbecoming an officer”, but it was conduct unbecoming someone who was supposed to be fighting a war and not email thousands of times to a buxom socialite. the article continues that Allen has bigger plans for troops in Afghanistan than the White House;
Senior military and administration officials expect Allen’s preferred options, which have not yet been formally submitted to the Pentagon, to entail more troops than those favored by top civilian aides to President Obama. Allen wants to keep about 9,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014, while White House officials are leaning toward a force of 2,500 to 6,000, those officials said.
So, he’s on the way out anyway.