** FILE ** Marine Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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** FILE ** Marine Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)