US General Allen resumes command duty in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) - General John Allen has returned to Kabul to resume his duties as the top United States and Nato commander of the war in Afghanistan, more than a week after the Pentagon announced it was investigating potentially "inappropriate" correspondence between the four-star general and a woman linked to a scandal involving former intelligence chief David Petraeus.
Lieutenant-Colonel Les Carroll, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, said Gen Allen returned to work on Wednesday.
Gen Allen had been in Washington when news of his e-mail correspondence with Florida socialite Jill Kelley surfaced on Monday last week.
He was expected to testify before a Senate committee last Thursday on his nomination to become the commander of US European Command and the top Nato general.