FILE -- In an April 28, 2011, file photo then-Lt. Gen. John Allen, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. U.S. defense officials say Gen. Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has been cleared of allegations of sending potentially inappropriate emails to a civilian woman linked to the sex scandal that ousted David Petraeus as CIA director. The officials said Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2012, the Defense Department's inspector general found the concerns about the Allen emails to be "unsubstantiated." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak/file)
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