U.S. Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, gives an interview to the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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U.S. Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, gives an interview to the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)