Commander Flies to Afghanistan to Apologize for Coalition Airstrike
Gen. John R. Allen apologized to surviving family members in Afghanistan, the first admission by coalition forces that the strike on Wednesday had killed civilians.
Gen. John Allen — US to remain in Afghanistan for a 'long time'
General John Allen, former chief of the ISAF forces in Afghanistan said that the US is having significant success and that the Taliban are "fighting for their lives" but nevertheless US troops will be required to stay in Afghanistan for a long time yet.
At War Blog: General Allen's Tenure in Afghanistan
Gen. John R. Allen has had more than his share of crises, including a video of Marines urinating on Taliban corpses; the burning of Korans by American soldiers; civilian deaths in allied airstrikes; the massacre of 16 civilians, in which an American soldier has been charged; and a spate of insider attacks by Afghan forces on NATO troops.
Allen Urged to Take Time to Decide on NATO post
The defense secretary told Gen. John R. Allen that he should not rush into a decision because he had been under “tremendous” pressure in Afghanistan.
Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. Takes Control of Afghanistan Missions
In a ceremony, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. took command from Gen. John R. Allen in managing the withdrawal of American and international troops from Afghanistan.
Gen Joseph F. Dunford assumes command of ISAF in Afghanistan
In a ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, General John Allen passed command to General Joseph F. Dunford. General Dunford will be the fifth commander of the war in Afghanistan and will oversee the withdrawal of US and NATO forces.