– Gen. John Allen, currently the top allied commander in Afghanistan, is now under investigation for sending inappropriate emails to Jill Kelley, the woman Gen. David Petraeus’s mistress, Paula Broadwell, sent threatening emails to last year. Those emails sent from Broadwell to Kelley led to an FBI investigation that sparked Petraeus’s resignation last Friday.
– Broadwell reportedly revealed classified information about the assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi during a speech at the University of Denver in October.
– U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told reporters yesterday that the White House has not ruled out cooperating with a pending U.N. investigation into the Obama administration’s drone program.
– The Los Angeles Times reports: Palestinian leaders said Monday that they would ask the United Nations General Assembly by month’s end to elevate their status in the international body from observer entity to nonmember state.
– The Washington Post reports: Israel faced the prospect of stepped-up military action on two fronts Monday as rockets fired from Gaza hit southern communities for the third straight day, and the army said it shelled a Syrian artillery battery after a stray shell landed near one of its posts in the Golan Heights.
– The New York Times reports: One of the most powerful mujahedeen commanders in Afghanistan, Ismail Khan, is calling on his followers to reorganize and defend the country against the Taliban as Western militaries withdraw, in a public demonstration of faltering confidence in the national government and the Western-built Afghan National Army.