Calling It Quits

Gen. John Allen to Retire

So he won't be NATO's supreme commander. Gen. John Allen officially plans to retire instead of moving forward with his nomination for the prestigious position, according to a White House statement released Tuesday. The general cited the need to care for his wife, Kathy, who suffers from a combination of chronic health problems, in his request for retirement, which President Obama said he accepted. Most recently, Allen was in the headlines for his email correspondence with Jill Kelley, a player in the David Petraeus affair.