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Gen. Allen resumes duties in Kabul

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Despite the recent controversy in Washington with his possible connections to the sex scandal of former C.I.A. director David Petraeus, Gen. John Allen is returning to his duties in Kabul.

A spokesman for the top U.S. and NATO commander of the war in Afghanistan says, Gen. Allen will resume his responsibilities Wednesday.  This is more than a week after the Pentagon announced it is investigating potentially "inappropriate" correspondence between the four-star general and a woman linked to the David Petraeus sex scandal.

Allen had been in Washington when news of his problematic email correspondence with Florida socialite Jill Kelley surfaced last Monday. He was expected to testify before a Senate committee last Thursday on his nomination to become the commander of U.S. European Command and the top NATO general. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has put that nomination on hold.

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