JOHN ALLEN

  • Special US envoy Allen travelling overseas for anti-ISIL coalition 4 days ago

    Washington: Special US Presidential Envoy John Allen tasked to build an international coalition against ISIL has left for a seven-nation trip to accelerate the process of global effort to defeat the terrorist outfit that has gained control over large parts of Syria and Iraq. Over the next 10 days, Allen would...
  • New US commander takes the helm in Afghanistan February 11, 2013

    Kabul: Marine Gen Joseph Dunford took over on Sunday as the new and probably last commander of all US and international forces in Afghanistan. The Americanled NATO coalition is entering the final stretch of its participation in a war that will have lasted more than 13 years when most foreign combat...
  • Top US General offers post2014 Afghan plans January 3, 2013

    Washington: A top American commander based in Afghanistan has submitted plans to the Pentagon that would keep 6,000 to 20,000 US troops in the wartorn country after 2014. General John Allen, the senior US commander in Afghanistan, has submitted his much awaited recommendations on the nature and strength of US...
  • Petraeus scandal widens, snares another US commander November 14, 2012

    Washington: The scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus widened on Tuesday as US defense officials said they were looking into "flirtatious" emails between General John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, and a woman at the center of the affair. Defense Department officials said they were sifting through...
  • Petraeus' successor in Afghanistan linked to scandal November 13, 2012

    Perth: In a new twist to the Gen David Petraeus sex scandal, the Pentagon said on Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman...
  • Pak preparing to open supply route: US commander May 17, 2012

    Washington: Pakistan is preparing to open the crucial NATO supply route to Afghanistan, a top US commander based in Afghanistan has said, noting that there were signs of improvement in bilateral ties. "There have been in the last several days, some very important signals coming out of Islamabad that there is...
  • 'India poised for better role in Afghanistan' March 21, 2012

    Washington: India, which is one of the top donors for Afghanistan post 9/11, is poised to play a very important role as the international community prepares to withdraw troops from this wartorn country, a top American commander has told lawmakers. Testifying before a Congressional Committee, General John Allen, Commander of US...
  • Washington sniper killings mastermind executed November 11, 2009

    Washington: John Allen Muhammad, who masterminded the 2002 Washington sniper killings, was put to death by lethal injection late on Tuesday, a Virginia state prison spokesman announced. Muhammad and his 17yearold accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, armed themselves with a sniper rifle and went about shooting people at random in Washington...