Retired Marine Gen. Allen Endorses Hillary Clinton

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen, former U.S. envoy to the global coalition against Islamic State, says Hillary Clinton as president will keep the country safe.

  • “I trust her with that most sacred responsibility of commander-in-chief,” Allen says in statement released Monday by the Clinton campaign
  • Allen says the ability to meet global challenges “requires patience and a deep comprehension of the international landscape to make smart decisions about when and how to use military force as well as an understanding that other tools of American power such as diplomacy and development aid”
  • NOTE: Clinton to address Veterans of Foreign Wars in Charlotte, N.C., later today