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U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks to troops during a stop at Camp Casey on July 20, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Gates, who will join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan and Gates' counterpart Kim Tae-young, greeted troops from the 1st Heavy Brigade and the 210 Fires Brigade. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, pool)
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks to troops during a stop at Camp Casey on July 20, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Gates, who will join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan and Gates' counterpart Kim Tae-young, greeted troops from the 1st Heavy Brigade and the 210 Fires Brigade. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, pool)

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