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Dunford takes charge of Nato in Afghanistan

 US General Joseph Dunford (right) shakes hand with former Nato commander US General John Allen during a change of command ceremony at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul. Photo: AFP

US General Joseph Dunford assumed command of Nato forces in Afghanistan on Sunday, taking over from General John Allen as the coalition prepares to withdraw the bulk of its combat troops by next year.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Briefs, January 25, 2013

Climate change has shrunk Andean glaciers between 30 and 50 per cent since the 1970s and could melt many of them away altogether in coming years, according to a study published in the journal The Cryosphere.

25 Jan 2013 - 3:15am

Socialite accuses Petreaus mistress of blackmail

Paula Broadwell, left, and Jill Kelley. Photo: AP

Jill Kelley, the Florida socialite involved in the scandal that led to David Petraeus’ resignation as CIA director, said Paula Broadwell tried to “blackmail" her.

23 Jan 2013 - 12:56pm

Top US commander in Afghanistan cleared in Pentagon inquiry

US General John Allen. Photo: AP

The top commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan has been cleared by a Pentagon inquiry into potentially inappropriate email communications with a Florida socialite, likely resurrecting his nomination to the military’s top job in Europe.

23 Jan 2013 - 10:19am

A Bad Week for … , November 18, 2012

General John Allen

General John Allen

18 Nov 2012 - 3:48am

CIA opens investigation into Petraeus scandal

David Petraeus. Photo: AP

The CIA has launched an internal inquiry following the resignation of its director David Petraeus, who confessed to an extramarital affair, a spokesman for the US intelligence agency said on Thursday.

“If there are lessons to be learned from this case, we’ll use them to improve,” said the spokesman, Preston Golson.

16 Nov 2012 - 1:44pm

Obama backs General John Allen after he is dragged into Petraeus scandal

A hearing to confirm General John Allen's promotion to the post of Nato's supreme commander in Europe is on hold. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama has backed the top US commander in Afghanistan after the four-star general was dragged into the sex scandal that brought down CIA director David Petraeus.

15 Nov 2012 - 2:57am

Obama backs General Allen over Petraeus sex scandal

(From left) US President Barack Obama, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, General David Petraeus and General John Allen in April. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama backed the commander of US forces in Afghanistan on Tuesday after the top general was dragged into the sex scandal that brought down CIA director David Petraeus.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US military's sex scandal snares another Afghan war general

Federal agents carrying boxes of evidence from the home of Paula Broadwell in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: AFP

The top US commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman whose harassment complaint triggered the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus.

President Barack Obama has delayed General John Allen's nomination as Nato's supreme commander pending a probe by the Pentagon.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:52am