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Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, before the House Armed Services Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, before the House Armed Services Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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