John Allen http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27590/all en UPDATE 1-Obama proceeds with Allen nomination as NATO commander in Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-obama-proceeds-allen-nomination-nato-commander-europe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pentagon cleared Allen in probe following Petraeus scandal</p> <p>* Allen preparing options on future US force in Afghanistan</p> <p>* White House must resubmit nomination, timing unclear (Adds background, detail)</p> <p>By Steve Holland</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-obama-proceeds-allen-nomination-nato-commander-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health John Allen Military Military personnel Politics Technology United States War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:16:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738579 at http://www.globalpost.com Top US general may decline top NATO job: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/top-us-general-may-decline-top-nato-job-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Pentagon said Wednesday the former top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, will be given time to rest before his next assignment amid reports he has decided not to accept an offer to become the next top NATO commander.</p> <p>Defense Secretary Leon Panetta could not confirm if Allen wanted to drop out of the running for the NATO job but said he had advised him to take a break after finishing an arduous stint in Kabul.</p> <p>"I had the opportunity to meet with him yesterday," said Panetta, at what was likely his last press conference as Pentagon chief.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/top-us-general-may-decline-top-nato-job-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health John Allen Military Military personnel Politics United States War AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:00:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755083 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-U.S. General John Allen to retire, won't take NATO nomination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-us-general-john-allen-retire-not-take-nato-nomination <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cleared of wrongdoing in emails with Florida woman</p> <p>* Known for ability to work with tribal leaders (Recasts with Allen, Panetta comments)</p> <p>By Phil Stewart</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Marine General John Allen, who led NATO forces in Afghanistan and was caught up but later cleared in the scandal that forced CIA chief David Petraeus to resign, said Tuesday he will retire and forgo his nomination to become NATO's supreme allied commander because of his wife's health.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-us-general-john-allen-retire-not-take-nato-nomination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business David Petraeus Entertainment Environment Health John Allen Military Military personnel Politics United States War Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:30:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760294 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama: Top US general to retire, declines NATO job http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/obama-top-us-general-retire-declines-nato-job <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama said Tuesday that General John Allen will retire instead of accepting the top job at NATO, as he seeks to take care of his family after a 19-month tour in Afghanistan.</p> <p>Speculation had been rife for weeks that Allen, who led the war effort in Afghanistan for 19 months, would not take up Obama's offer to serve as the alliance's supreme commander, even after he was cleared of wrongdoing in a drama over emails to a Florida socialite.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/obama-top-us-general-retire-declines-nato-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia John Allen Military personnel United States AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:02:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760335 at http://www.globalpost.com NATO 'fully respects' Allen's decision to retire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/nato-fully-respects-allens-decision-retire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NATO said Tuesday it fully respected US General John Allen's decision not to take up take up command of the alliance's military forces, after weeks of speculation over his future.</p> <p>In Washington, US President Barack Obama said Allen would retire instead of becoming Supreme Allied Commander in Europe so that he could take care of his family after a 19-month tour in Afghanistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/nato-fully-respects-allens-decision-retire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Petraeus International relations John Allen Military AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:16:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760415 at http://www.globalpost.com NATO 'fully respects' Allen's decision to retire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/nato-fully-respects-allens-decision-retire-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NATO said Tuesday it fully respected US General John Allen's decision not to take up command of the alliance's military forces, after weeks of speculation over his future.</p> <p>In Washington, US President Barack Obama said Allen would retire instead of becoming Supreme Allied Commander in Europe so that he could take care of his family after a 19-month tour in Afghanistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/nato-fully-respects-allens-decision-retire-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Allen Military Military personnel United States AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:00:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760439 at http://www.globalpost.com Top US general to retire, declines NATO job http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/top-us-general-retire-declines-nato-job <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US General John Allen, who just wrapped up a tour as commander in Afghanistan, said Tuesday he will retire instead of accepting the top job at NATO, citing his wife's health problems.</p> <p>Allen's departure comes weeks after a Pentagon investigation cleared him of any wrongdoing in a drama over emails to a Florida socialite, and he told the Washington Post the highly-publicized case did not influence his decision.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/top-us-general-retire-declines-nato-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Allen Military Military personnel United States AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:16:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760459 at http://www.globalpost.com Top US general to retire, declines NATO job http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/top-us-general-retire-declines-nato-job-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US General John Allen, who just wrapped up a tour as commander in Afghanistan, said Tuesday he will retire instead of accepting the top job at NATO, citing his wife's health problems.</p> <p>Allen's departure comes weeks after a Pentagon investigation cleared him of any wrongdoing in a drama over emails to a Florida socialite, and he told the Washington Post the highly-publicized case did not influence his decision.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/top-us-general-retire-declines-nato-job-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health John Allen Military Military personnel Politics United States AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:46:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760540 at http://www.globalpost.com