Obama has faith in Allen's command in Afghanistan: White House

WASHINGTON Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:32pm EST

U.S. General John Allen, commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces in Afghanistan, attends a news conference during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels October 10, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

U.S. General John Allen, commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces in Afghanistan, attends a news conference during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels October 10, 2012.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has faith in General John Allen to continue commanding U.S. forces in Afghanistan while under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the center of the scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, the White House said on Tuesday.

"He has faith in General Allen," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, saying the president believed Allen was doing a good job in Afghanistan.

Carney reiterated Obama's call for the Senate to move quickly to confirm Allen's successor, General Joseph Dunford.

(Reporting By Margaret Chadbourn)

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