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Mohammad Mubarez, an Afghan cleric, prays during an event to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack on the United States, at the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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"We will come to an agreement only if our conditions are accepted," Afghan President Hamid Karzai said.

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Illustration: Afghanistan cost by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

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** FILE ** Members of U.S. Marine Scout-Sniper team look for a Taliban position in a nearby tree-line, during an exchange of fire with Taliban militants, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is pictured after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Now Zad District Gov. Said Murad Sadtak (left) listens to villager Juma Khan express his concerns during a shura at U.S. Marine Patrol Base Salaam Bazaar in Helmand province, Afghanistan. As the international coalition tries to phase out involvement, legitimate Afghan governance is more of a plan than a reality.

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** FILE ** A convoy of trucks carries U.S. equipment in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Jan. 17, 2010. (Associated Press)

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Afghan police men and Afghan soldiers inspects the site of car bomb outside governor's compound in Parwan provincial capital of Charikar, some 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. A team of six suicide bombers launched a coordinated assault on a provincial governor's compound in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 19 people in the latest high-profile attack to target prominent Afghan government officials, authorities said. (AP Photo/ Ahmad Jamshid)

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An Afghan soldier inspects a damaged vehicle after an attack on the provincial governor's compound in Parwan province's capital of Charikar, some 30 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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This combo shows the 30 troops (in alphabetical order by last name from top left to bottom right) killed in a helicopter downing in Afghanistan on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. The Pentagon on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, identified the Americans as 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs, five Naval Special Warfare personnel who support the SEALs, three Air Force Special Operations personnel and an Army helicopter crew of five. (AP Photo)

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White House image of President Obama during the dignified transfer of remains of troops killed in Afghanistan, Dover AFB, August 9, 2011.

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Afghan children are seen on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, near the wreckage of the Chinook helicopter shot down last weekend in the Tangi Valley of Wardak province, some 60 miles southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/ Mohammad Nasir)

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The wreckage of a Chinook helicopter shot down on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, is seen at the site of crash in the Tangi Valley of Wardak province, some 60 miles southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 11, 2011. The crash killed 30 Americans and eight Afghans in the single worst loss of U.S. service members in the 10-year-old war. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** U.S. soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, secure the area after exiting a Chinook helicopter, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, on June 18, 2006. Insurgents shot down on Aug. 6, 2011, a U.S. military helicopter similar to this one shown during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Osama bin Laden, as well as seven Afghan commandos, U.S. officials said. (Associated Press)

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President Obama arrives at the White House on Aug. 9, 2011, after making an unannounced trip to Dover Air Force Base, in Dover, Del., to pay tribute to the 30 U.S. troops killed over the weekend in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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This undated family photo shows Navy SEAL Chris Campbell in training attire. Campbell, 36, was one of 22 SEALs killed Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, along with eight other U.S. troops and eight Afghans when their helicopter was brought down in Afghanistan, his family told The Daily News of Jacksonville. (AP Photo/Family Photo via The Jacksonville Daily News)

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** FILE ** A U.S. Marine, perched on a container, tries to take shelter from the dust as a Chinook helicopter arrives to pick up supplies at Forward Operating Base Edi in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, June 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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Afghan police officers carry the body of a hotel guard in a black cloth after a suicide attack in Kunduz, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 2, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says Sunday during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, that the top U.S. commander in the war-weary country has been ordered to submit a plan by mid-October for the initial withdrawal of American troops. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Taliban fighters hold their weapons on July 31, 2011, in Jalalabad, east of Kabul Afghanistan. (Associated Press)