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'Two generals, two women and an FBI agent'

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It has been an extraordinary few days for America's military top brass - first the director of the CIA, a man who was one of the most respected generals in the US stepped down over revelations he had an extra-marital affair. And then the General running Nato operations in Afghanistan, John Allen, was also caught up in it all.

The BBC's Washington correspondent Paul Adams, explains the background to the story to Today presenter Evan Davis.


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