Retired US general to head anti-Islamic State coalition

Retired US general to head anti-Islamic State coalition

http://rt.com/news/line/2014-09-14/#70584

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen has been officially named by US Secretary of State John Kerry as a special presidential envoy to coordinate the international coalition against the Islamic State militants. Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan from 2011-2013, will now try to implement President Barack Obama’s vision as the campaign against the extremist group ramps up and nations begin to determine the role to be played by each of themselves. Allen is assuming the role with vast experience coordinating international allies on the warfront, having retired from the military in February 2013.

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