US commander cleared in Petraeus case

2013-01-23 19:46

A Pentagon investigation has cleared General John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, of professional misconduct in exchanging e-mails with a civilian woman linked to a sex scandal.

Call for troops to stay in Afghanistan

2013-01-14 22:29

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said he thinks 10 000 US troops should remain in Afghanistan after 2014.

US to keep 10 000 troops in Afghanistan

2012-11-26 10:00

The administration of President Barack Obama aims to keep around 10 000 US troops in Afghanistan after formal combat operations in that country end in 2014, says a report.

Petraeus's lover regrets affair damage

2012-11-19 10:01

Paula Broadwell, whose extramarital affair with CIA chief David Petraeus led to his resignation, is telling friends she is devastated by the fallout.

Shirtless photo a 'joke': FBI agent

2012-11-16 09:01

The FBI agent who began the investigation that led David Petraeus to resign as CIA director says a shirtless photo he sent to a woman at the centre of the probe was a "joke" sent to many friends.

Classified data: Petraeus lover had access

2012-11-15 09:01

A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, contained substantial classified information, say officials.

Petraeus, Allen intervened in custody spat

2012-11-14 10:00

Ex-CIA head David Petraeus and General John Allen, intervened in a child custody battle on behalf of the sister of the woman at the centre of a scandal that has engulfed both men, court documents show.

CIA scandal: General's e-mails 'flirtatious'

2012-11-14 08:34

Investigators have uncovered 20 000-plus pages of documents and e-mails between Afghan war chief General John Allen and a Tampa socialite. Some of the material has been characterised as "flirtatious".

Afghan deaths - Obama vows justice

2012-03-13 22:20

President Barack Obama has said the massacre of civilians by a US soldier in Afghanistan is as serious as if Americans had been slaughtered.

Nato withdraws staff from Afghan ministry

2012-02-25 20:21

Nato has pulled all its staff out of Afghan government ministries after two of its advisors were shot and killed within the interior ministry, the force commander says.


Input not asked for Afghan 'zero option'

2013-01-17 22:13

Top military planners on the Nato-led mission in Afghanistan have not been asked to give their views on the possibility of all US troops being pulled out of the country after 2014.

Panetta in Kabul to discuss troop levels

2012-12-12 15:03

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has flown to Afghanistan to confer with commanders about troop levels beyond 2014, as President Barack Obama considers the US military's future role.

Allen resumes command in Afghanistan

2012-11-21 22:17

General John Allen has returned to Kabul to resume his duties as the commander of the war in Afghanistan, after the Pentagon announced it is investigating potentially "inappropriate" correspondence with a woman.

Petraeus, Allen letters 'inappropriate'

2012-11-16 11:03

The letters written by then-CIA director David Petraeus and General John Allen in a court appeal for custody of a child of a woman they are now embroiled in a scandal with were inappropriate, say analysts.

CIA opens probe into Petraeus scandal

2012-11-16 08:16

The CIA has launched an internal inquiry following the resignation of its director David Petraeus, who confessed to an extramarital affair, says a spokesperson for the US intelligence agency.

Don't jump to conclusions on Allen: Panetta

2012-11-14 12:00

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has warned against jumping to conclusions over the actions of General John Allen, who is embroiled in a scandal that has already cost CIA Director David Petraeus his job.

Key figures in the Petraeus sex scandal

2012-11-14 09:11

The sex scandal that forced CIA Director David Petraeus to resign has generated bizarre plot twists. Here are the key players in the story.

US general probed in Petraeus scandal

2012-11-13 16:01

The career of General John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, is now in jeopardy due to the investigation of the David Petraeus sex scandal.

Rogue troop: US promises full probe

2012-03-11 19:51

The US commander of the Nato-led force in Afghanistan has vowed to hold "fully accountable" anyone found responsible for a killing spree by a US soldier that claimed 16 lives.

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