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Ryan Crocker, President Obama's nominee for ambassador to Afghanistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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U.S. Marines evacuate a wounded comrade onto a medevac helicopter from the U.S. Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off," Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment, after he was wounded in an IED strike near Sangin, in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan, on Saturday, June 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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In this photo provided by the International Security Assistance Force Regional Command (South), U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates meets with service members at Forward Operating Base Walton on Sunday, June 5, 2011, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Photo/US. Navy, Lt. j.g. Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, speaks during a joint news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, right, at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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** FILE ** Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister and Afghanistan presidential candidate, has said the Taliban now 'deny themselves the reason for their existence.' (Associated Press)

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Ghulam Farooq Wardak, Afghanistan's education minister and a member of a peace council in charge of reconciliation efforts with the Taliban, sees a post-bin Laden opportunity for accord. (Official Presidential Palace Photo)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Angered by civilian casualties in a NATO airstrike, Afghan President Hamid Karzai's ban on the attacks could bring his government into direct conflict with its international allies.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai gestures during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Angered by civilian casualties, Mr. Karzai said he no longer will allow NATO airstrikes on houses. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) run to rescue a colleague stuck under debris after a suicide attack in Herat, Afghanistan, on Monday, May 30, 2011. The attacker blew up an explosives-packed car at the gates of an Italian military base, killing several people, officials said. (AP Photo)

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U.S. soldiers holds candles to mark Memorial Day at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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A U.S. soldier speaks during a ceremony to mark Memorial Day at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghan security forces stand at the site where a suicide bomber blew himself up inside the provincial governor's compound in Taloqan, Takhar province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, May 28, 2011. The German military said its top commander in Afghanistan was wounded in the blast. (AP Photo/Fulad Hamdard )

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An Afghan youth looks at the wreckage of a motorcycle used by a suicide attacker in Qarghayi, Laghman province east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, May 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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A U.S. soldier checks the scene of a roadside bomb explosion with a mine detector in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Thursday, May 19, 2011. The blast killed a child and wounded eight others, including several children, the governor's office said, adding that the target of the explosive was unclear. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (left) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

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Afghan policemen and U.S. and Afghan soldiers are on alert near the police traffic department building, which was under attack by insurgents in Khost, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Nishanuddin Khan)

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Afghans hold the body of one of four people killed during a NATO raid in Taloqan, Takhar province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. More than 1,000 protesters shouted, "Death to America!" and called for justice as they clashed with security forces following the raid. (AP Photo/Fulad Hamdard)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Joe Stumpf, 54, lifts weights during a workout designed to mirror a Navy SEAL training regimen at the SEALFIT exercise center in Encinitas, Calif. "If you really want to find out what's happening in Afghanistan ... you can come here and get a taste," he said.

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Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, arrives for a press conference at the U.S. Cmbassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 15, 2011. Mr. Kerry said the U.S. relationship with Pakistan is at a "critical moment" because of the killing of Osama bin Laden. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghan and U.S. soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) check inside the Traffic Department building, a Taliban stronghold, on Monday, May 9, 2011, after a two-day assault in Kandahar, Afghanistan, south of Kabul. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)