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Marine Lt. Gen. John R. Allen (right), President Obama's choice to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan, prepares to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee at his nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Navy Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, nominated as commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, sits at left. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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