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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses U.S. troops while visiting Forward Operating Base Howz-E-Madad in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Dec. 8.

Associated Press Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses U.S. troops while visiting Forward Operating Base Howz-E-Madad in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Dec. 8.

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