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Allen Formally Nominated For Top Afghan Post

June 10 2011


President Barack Obama has nominated two general officers to head the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, reports the American Forces Press Service.

Marine Lt. Gen. John Allen has been nominated for a fourth star and to lead the ISAF and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Thursday.

The nomination has been expected to be officially announced since late April.

Army Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, currently the...

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