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US Commander Of Afghan War May Shift To Europe

By: AP
By: AP
Gen. John Allen

Gen. John Allen

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior defense official says the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen, is likely to leave that post early next year to become the chief allied commander in Europe.

The defense official spoke on condition of anonymity because no final decision has been made on Allen's move.

Allen has run the war from Kabul since July 2011, when he replaced Gen. David Petraeus, who became CIA director.

If nominated, as expected, and confirmed by the Senate, Allen would replace Navy Adm. James Stavridis as head of the U.S. European Command and the top NATO commander in Europe. Stavridis had been scheduled to leave that job this summer but has been asked to extend his tour until at least the end of the year.


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