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Paula Broadwell
General Allen was leader at Naval Academy
General Allen was leader at Naval Academy

When Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen overheard a platoon of first-year midshipmen at the Naval Academy shout "kill" during training one summer day a decade ago, he ordered the word expunged from their vocabulary. The then-commandant explained that plebe summer, when incoming midshipmen arrive on the yard to acclimatize themselves to academy life and begin preparing for careers as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps, was too early to be thinking about the "kill piece" of military training. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, now is under investigation for emails he allegedly sent to the Tampa socialite described as the "other other...