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**FILE** U.S. Brig. Gen. John Charlton (left) and U.S. Lt. Col. Kevin Lambert talk Oct. 10, 2012, at the U.S base in An Band district in the Ghazni province of Afghanistan. Charlton is a deputy commander of Regional Command-East as well as the senior American advisor to the commander of the Afgan National Army’s 203rd Corps, Lambert is commander of 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (Associated Press)

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