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**FILE** U.S. Army troops from the 1st Battalion 320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, duck July 22, 2010, as an Afghan soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade towards insurgent positions at Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Army and Afghan army soldiers attached to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, congratulate each other during a training program graduation in Panjwai district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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U.S. soldiers from First Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division set their positions Sunday in West Now Ruzi village, in Panjwai district, Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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Sgt. Bill Myers, from Phoenix, Ariz., from Bravo Company 2-502 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, prepares to patrol after a break near Forward Operation Base Howz-e-Madad, Zhari district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Afghan soldiers attached to Bravo Company 2-502 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, prepare lunch at an outpost near Forward Operation Base Howz-e-Madad in the Zhari district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Wednesday, July 28, 2010 file picture, U.S. Army Lt. Christopher Babcock looks at the body of a suspected Taliban fighter killed by U.S. soldiers from 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, while local people say the man was a farmer from Samir Kalacha village in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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In this Thursday, July 29, 2010 file picture, Spc. Dallas Purdy from Hockley, Texas, hangs a message of support from friends Ashley and Katie Daniels while serving with the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division at COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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In this Friday, July 30, 2010 file picture, a U.S. medical helicopter arrives to evacuate a soldier from the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, who was seriously wounded when he stepped on an improvised mine near Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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An Afghan army soldier and U.S. soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 502 Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, prepare to exit an armored vehicle during a mission to Strongpoint Terminator, a jointly operated U.S.-Afghan base in Zhari district, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, last month. (Associated Press)

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A U.S. Army soldier of the 101st Airborne Division walks along a road during a day of joint missions with the Afghan army in the Zhari district of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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A U.S. soldier from the 101st Airborne Division reads as a sandstorm blows around him at Forward Operating Base Howz-e-Madad in southern Afghanistan's Zhari district on Tuesday. U.S. and Afghan troops plan an assault there, the birthplace of the Taliban, next month. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** U.S. Army troops from the 1st Battalion 320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, duck July 22, 2010, as an Afghan soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade towards insurgent positions at Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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U.S. soldiers stand guard as a medical helicopter arrives to evacuate a soldier from 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, who was seriously wounded when he stepped on an improvised mine near Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Friday, July 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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An M-14 sniper rifle sits beside a watch tower as smoke rises in the background after U.S. soldiers blew up a mud wall which Taliban insurgents were using as cover to attack troops from the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division at Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this July 29, 2010, file photo, Spc. Dallas Purdy from Hockley, Texas, hangs a message of support from friends Ashley and Katie Daniels while serving with the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division at COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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A U.S. medical helicopter arrives to evacuate a soldier from the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, who was seriously wounded when he stepped on an improvised mine near Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Friday, July 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this July 28, 2010, file photo, U.S. Army Lt. Christopher Babcock looks at the body of a suspected Taliban fighter killed by U.S. soldiers from 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, while local people protest the man was a farmer from Samir Kalacha village in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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An Afghan soldier launches a rocket-propelled grenade as U.S. soldiers of the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade, of the 101st Airborne Division duck during a clash with insurgents at in the volatile Arghandab Valley in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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A US soldier from 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, returns fire towards insurgents as an Afghan soldier takes position during clashes at COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)