The top commander in Afghanistan has been formally cleared of any wrongdoing.
02:09 | 01/23/2013
Transcript for Gen. John Allen Cleared in Misconduct Inquiry
Right now, an update on the sex scandal that cost david petraeus his job. The top commander in afghanistan wound up in an investigation of his own. General john allen was cleared of any wrong doing.... See More
Right now, an update on the sex scandal that cost david petraeus his job. The top commander in afghanistan wound up in an investigation of his own. General john allen was cleared of any wrong doing. One more loop closed. Reporter: For awhile, the petraeus sex affair was like a soap opera getting bigger by the day. Now another military command sir likely breathing a sigh of relief. For years, general john allen had a pristine reputation. Until petraeus's sex scandal threatened to cause him damage. The allegation was he was exchanging inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. Suddenly, the story had growing national security implications. Allen's career was in jeopardy. He had just been nominated to be the supreme nato commander in europe. The president has agreed to put his nomination on hold. Reporter: Allen said he did nothing wrong. The administration urged caution. I can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. No one should leap to any conclusions here. Reporter: That assessment apparently wise. Allen was cleared by a military inspector general. His nomination could be back on track soon. As for jill kelley, she and her husband call suggestions of an affair with allen painful and preposterous. Kelley said that and misleading other junk reporting was emotionally exhausting and damaging to her family. Kelley says her privacy was violented. She became a media target rather than a victim. She made a compelling case in that piece. Now to a big backlash for
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