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  • In surprise move, General Allen retires from military

    In surprise move, General Allen retires from military
    Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military.
  • Don't rush out of Afghanistan

    Don't rush out of Afghanistan
    With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his top advisers visiting Washington this week, huge questions about the future of the NATO mission there consume Afghan and American minds. How fast can we draw down our current total of 68,000 U.S. troops (and...

    For all we've learned, Petraeus story still doesn't add up

    For all we've learned, Petraeus story still doesn't add up
    Like a set of Russian dolls, in which each doll contains a slightly smaller version of itself hidden inside, the sex scandal that forced CIA Director David Petraeus from office last week seems full of secret compartments that have yet to be revealed....

    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...

    Surprising reaction to L'affaire Petraeus

     Surprising reaction to L'affaire Petraeus
    People magazine has named its "Sexiest Man Alive," and the nation was surprised to learn he was not a general. The winner was actor Channing Tatum, who may be a movie star but doesn't have any stars on his chest. He is good looking enough, but no so much...