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"The new Afghan government will have to make difficult political decisions both to increase revenue and to reduce expenditures," said Jarrett Blanc, deputy special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE)

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"The new Afghan government will have to make difficult political decisions both to increase revenue and to reduce expenditures," said Jarrett Blanc, deputy special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE)

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** FILE ** Former Taliban members, handcuffed, stand in line after turning in their weapons during a ceremony with the Afghan government in Herat, Afghanistan, on Sunday, April 7, 2013, as part of a peace-reconciliation program. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)

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** FILE ** Former Taliban members, handcuffed, stand in line after turning in their weapons during a ceremony with the Afghan government in Herat, Afghanistan, on Sunday, April 7, 2013, as part of a peace-reconciliation program. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)

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An Afghan soldier (right) escorts a released prisoner, Mohammad Karim, following the handover of the U.S.-run prison in Bagram, Afghanistan, to the Afghan government on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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An Afghan soldier adjusts bullets in his gun on a military helicopter Sept. 10, 2012, during a flight transporting journalists from Kabul to Bagram to attend the hand over ceremony of a U.S.-run prison in Bagram, Afghanistan, to the Afghan government. (Associated Press)

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An Afghan soldier adjusts bullets in his gun on a military helicopter Sept. 10, 2012, during a flight transporting journalists from Kabul to Bagram to attend the hand over ceremony of a U.S.-run prison in Bagram, Afghanistan, to the Afghan government. (Associated Press)

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An Afghan soldier (right) escorts a released prisoner, Mohammad Karim, following a ceremony on Sept. 10, 2012, marking the handover of a U.S.-run prison to Afghan government in Bagram, Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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An Afghan soldier (right) escorts a released prisoner, Mohammad Karim, following a ceremony on Sept. 10, 2012, marking the handover of a U.S.-run prison to Afghan government in Bagram, Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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An Afghan soldier (right) escorts a released prisoner, Mohammad Karim, following the handover of the U.S.-run prison in Bagram, Afghanistan, to the Afghan government on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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An Afghan soldier (right) escorts a released prisoner, Mohammad Karim, following the handover of the U.S.-run prison in Bagram, Afghanistan, to the Afghan government on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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A former Taliban militant (center) holds the national flag of Afghanistan as other militants stand with faces covered during a joining ceremony with the Afghan government in Ghazni, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. About 25 former Taliban members handed over their weapons and joined with the Afghan government as part of a peace-reconciliation program. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Naikzad)