WASHINGTON, November 13 (TCA) — The top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigation for alleged “inappropriate communications” with a woman who is said to have received threatening e-mails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair, Khaama Press reported.
According to the AFP, a senior defense official said there was a “distinct possibility” they were linked with Gen. Petraeus.
Allen, who is the commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, has denied any wrongdoing, a senior defense official said.
As reported Softpedia, Allen was up for the positions of commander of the U.S. European Command, as well as commander of NATO forces in Europe, however his nomination has been put on hold, following the end of the investigation.
A senior defense official traveling with Panetta speaking on the condition of anonymity said 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and other documents from Allen’s communications with Kelley between 2010 and 2012 are under review.
Kelley has been described as an unpaid social liaison at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., which is headquarters to the U.S. Central Command. She is not a U.S. government employee, Fox News reports.
Kelley issued a statement through Smith and Company, a Washington communications and crisis management firm, before the Allen news broke, asking for privacy. She said she respects Petraeus’ privacy and wants the same for her own family.
With reporting from AFP, Fox News, Khaama Press and Softpedia