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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, Afghanistan presidential election candidates, from left, runner-up in the 2009 election, Abdullah Abdullah, former Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul and former Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak attend the first presidential election debate at the Tolo TV building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Wardak, a longtime defense minister until he was removed by parliament in a vote of no confidence in 2012, gave no reason for his withdrawal and he was not throwing his support behind any remaining candidates, he said Sunday, March 16. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, File)

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, Afghanistan presidential election candidate and former Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak listens during the first presidential election debate at the Tolo TV building, a private TV station, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Wardak, a longtime defense minister until he was removed by parliament in a vote of no confidence in 2012, gave no reason for his withdrawal and he was not throwing his support behind any remaining candidates, he said Sunday, March 16. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, File)

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Afghanistan's Minister of National Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak meets April 10, 2012, with Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

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Gen. John Allen (left), the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, claps with Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak on April 8, 2012, in Kabul, Afghanistan, after signing an agreement document governing night raids by American troops. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak, the Afghan defense minister, speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (center) shakes hands with his Afghan counterpart, Abdul Rahim Wardak, on Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Ismail, Pool)