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Policemen stand guard near the scene where Afghan intelligence chief Asadullah Khalid was wounded in an assassination attempt in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

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Policemen stand guard near the scene where Afghan intelligence chief Asadullah Khalid was wounded in an assassination attempt in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

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Marcus Luttrell, author of "Lone Survivor," (third from right) was the only Navy SEAL to survive a botched 2005 mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy) ** FILE **

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Marcus Luttrell wrote “Lone Survivor,” about his harrowing experience in Afghanistan, and will be portrayed by Mark Wahlberg in an upcoming film. (Facebook)

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** FILE ** Afghan security men and media members gather at the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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** FILE ** Afghan security men and media members gather at the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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** FILE ** In this Sept. 1, 2010, file photo, Afghan soldiers chat in front of the main office of Kabul Bank in Kabul, Afghanistan. A new report offers previously undisclosed details about how the owners of Kabul Bank and their friends and relatives got rich off $861 million in fraudulent loans. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

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**FILE** Afghan soldiers chat in front of the main office of Kabul Bank in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sept. 1, 2010. (Associated Press)

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U.S. soldiers, part of NATO forces, play ultimate football to mark the Thanksgiving at the U.S.-led coalition base in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.(AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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U.S. soldiers put their hands together before a football game to mark Thanksgiving at the U.S.-led coalition base in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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**FILE** Gen. John Allen (left), and Army Gen. David Petraeus (center), top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and incoming CIA Director, greet former CIA Director and new U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as he lands in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan whose nomination to head NATO is on hold, is one of several high-ranking officers being investigated for ethical violations this year, a run of embarrassment for a military whose leaders once seemed almost untouchable. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a March 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Gen. John Allen (left), and Army Gen. David Petraeus (center), top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and incoming CIA Director, greet former CIA Director and new U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as he lands in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2011. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** This July 22, 2012, file photo shows U.S. Gen. John Allen, top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

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**FILE** Gen. John Allen (left), and Army Gen. David Petraeus (center), top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and incoming CIA Director, greet former CIA Director and new U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as he lands in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a March 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** This July 22, 2012, file photo shows U.S. Gen. John Allen, top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

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**FILE** Gen. John Allen (left), and Army Gen. David Petraeus (center), top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and incoming CIA Director, greet former CIA Director and new U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as he lands in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a March 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. (Associated Press)