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URGENT ¥¥¥ Obama: Top US general to retire, not take NATO job

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President Barack Obama said Tuesday that General John Allen will retire and not accept the top job at NATO, as he seeks to take care of his family after a 19-month tour in Afghanistan.

"Today, I met with General John Allen and accepted his request to retire from the military so that he can address health issues within his family," Obama said in a written statement.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/urgent-obama-top-us-general-retire-not-take-nato-job