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Petraeus scandal widens, snares U.S. commander in Afghanistan

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A combination photo shows CIA Director David Petraeus speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 31, 2012 and U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John Allen arriving to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington June 28, 2011. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the center of the scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, a...more

A combination photo shows CIA Director David Petraeus speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 31, 2012 and U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John Allen arriving to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington June 28, 2011. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the center of the scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, a senior U.S. defense official said on November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Yuri Gripas/Files
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USMC Lt. General John Allen (L) and U.S. Army General David Petraeus (C) greet U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta after Panetta's arrival in Kabul, Afghanistan in this July 9, 2011 file photograph. REUTERS/Paul Richards/Files

USMC Lt. General John Allen (L) and U.S. Army General David Petraeus (C) greet U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta after Panetta's arrival in Kabul, Afghanistan in this July 9, 2011 file photograph. REUTERS/Paul Richards/Files
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U.S. General John Allen, commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces in Afghanistan, speaks during U.S. Independence Day celebrations in Kabul July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

U.S. General John Allen, commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces in Afghanistan, speaks during U.S. Independence Day celebrations in Kabul July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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General John R. Allen, incoming commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)/U.S. Forces- Afghanistan (USFOR-A) and General David H. Petraeus (R), commander, ISAF/USFOR-A, greet Leon Panetta, U.S. Secretary of Defense, upon his arrival to Afghanistan at Bagram Airfield in this July 9, 2011 file photograph. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for alleged inappropriate...more

General John R. Allen, incoming commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)/U.S. Forces- Afghanistan (USFOR-A) and General David H. Petraeus (R), commander, ISAF/USFOR-A, greet Leon Panetta, U.S. Secretary of Defense, upon his arrival to Afghanistan at Bagram Airfield in this July 9, 2011 file photograph. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the center of the scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, a senior U.S. defense official said on November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Treadwell/U.S. Navy/Handout
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