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** FILE ** Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud (right) holds a rocket launcher with his comrades in Sararogha in the Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan, along the Afghanistan border, in October 2009. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud, File)

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**FILE** Greg Mortenson, founder of the Central Asia Institute, a Montana-based organization which builds schools for girls in remote tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan (Associated Press/New Mark Communications via the St. Paul Paul Pioneer Press)

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**FILE** Greg Mortenson, founder of the Central Asia Institute, a Montana-based organization which builds schools for girls in remote tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan (Associated Press/New Mark Communications via the St. Paul Paul Pioneer Press)

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**FILE** A U.S. Predator drone flies over southern Afghanistan.

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** FILE ** Ryan Crocker, the new U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, speaks during his swearing-in ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, July 25, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A member of U.S. special operations forces and an Afghan National Army soldier search Oct. 31, 2009, for roadside bombs during a joint patrol in Shewan, a former Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan's Farah province. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A member of U.S. special operations forces and an Afghan National Army soldier search Oct. 31, 2009, for roadside bombs during a joint patrol in Shewan, a former Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan's Farah province. (Associated Press)

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Afghanistan's cash crop: A look at opium cultivation in Afghanistan. (The Washington Times)

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Illustration: Afghanistan by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

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**FILE** In this April 25, 2009, file photo, Afghan farmers work in an opium poppy field in Nawa district of Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaleq, file)

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** FILE ** This undated photo provided by New Mark Communications via the St. Paul Pioneer Press shows Greg Mortenson, founder of the Central Asia Institute, a Montana-based organization which builds schools for girls in remote tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/New Mark Communications via the St. Paul Paul Pioneer Press)

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"There is no change whatsoever in the timeline" for troops to leave Afghanistan, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen (right) said Wednesday in Brussels, where he met with Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Associated Press)

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Illustration: Afghanistan by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

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"There is no change whatsoever in the timeline" for troops to leave Afghanistan, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen (right) said Wednesday in Brussels, where he met with Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In an April 15, 2012, file photo NATO soldiers run during a gun battle in Kabul, Afghanistan. The United States and its NATO allies are readying plans to pull away from the front lines in Afghanistan next year as President Barack Obama and fellow leaders try to show that the unpopular war is ending. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq/file)

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** FILE ** This undated photo provided by New Mark Communications via the St. Paul Pioneer Press shows Greg Mortenson, founder of the Central Asia Institute, a Montana-based organization which builds schools for girls in remote tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/New Mark Communications via the St. Paul Paul Pioneer Press)

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** FILE ** In an April 15, 2012, file photo NATO soldiers run during a gun battle in Kabul, Afghanistan. The United States and its NATO allies are readying plans to pull away from the front lines in Afghanistan next year as President Barack Obama and fellow leaders try to show that the unpopular war is ending. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq/file)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has signed laws that protect women's rights but also has made comments that have alarmed defenders of those rights. He ignited a firestorm last year when he attempted to bring all women's shelters under government control. (Associated Press)

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Gunfire and smoke is seen coming out of a building occupied by militants during a battle with Afghan-led forces in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. The Afghan capital awoke Monday to a second day of explosions and heavy gunfire as Afghan-led forces worked to defeat insurgents holed up in the building in the heart of the city and another near parliament. (Associated Press)

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Afghan special forces hold their weapons after a gunbattle with insurgents near the Afghan parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)