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In this Sept. 23, 2009 file photo, soldiers from the U.S. Army's 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne, based at Fort Richardson, Alaska, fire a 120mm mortar during a fire mission at the combat outpost Zerok in East Paktika province in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh, File)

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In this Monday March 8, 2010 file picture, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, speaks with Commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal during a meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool, File)

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In this Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 U.S. Navy handout file picture, a Tomahawk cruise missile is launched from the USS Philippine Sea against military targets and Osama bin Laden's training camps inside Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Terry Cosgrove, File)

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In this Friday Nov. 2, 2001 file picture, Taliban fighters, one carrying a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, foreground, and one carrying a heavy machine gun, walk through the ruins of a mud house near Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo, File)

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In this Monday, April 28, 2008 file picture, relatives mourn over the body of lawmaker Fazel Rahman Samkanai at the hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Samkanai, who was about 30 yards away from President Hamid Karzai, was killed when suspected Taliban militants attacked a ceremony marking the 16th anniversary the defeat of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in Kabul on Sunday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

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In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 file picture, an unidentified man raises his hands as he walks away from the scene of an explosion at a guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Ahmad Massoud, File)

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In this Tuesday, July 4, 2006 file picture, a woman looks out through a destroyed window after a bomb exploded in Kabul, Afghanistan in front of a cinema near the presidential palace, wounding at least four people, police said. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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In this Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 file picture, tears run down the cheeks of U.S. Staff Sgt. Alicia Watkins from Washington D.C. as she salutes during a ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at a U.S. military base in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

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In this Friday, May 28, 2010 file picture, police officers walk past a burning oil tanker carrying fuel supplies for NATO forces after it was attacked on Jalalabad highway, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

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In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 file picture, a Taliban soldier scans the sky as he holds a rocket launcher at the Torkham border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)

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In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2002 file picture, a U.S. Air Force pilot in an A-10 Thunderbolt attack jet returns from a combat mission, in Bagram air base, northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)

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In this Saturday, March 15, 2008 file picture, thousands of anti-war protesters walk past the Houses of Parliament in central London, calling for troops to be pulled out from Iraq and Afghanistan and to mark the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

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In this Thursday July 29, 2010 file picture, Tech. Sgt. Jeff Hedglin, right, and Senior Airman Robert Dieguez, both U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen, or PJs, place into a body bag, the remains of one of two U.S. soldiers killed minutes earlier in an IED attack, as soldiers, unseen wait to carry them away, upon landing after a helicopter rescue mission in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

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In this Sunday, June 26, 2005 file picture, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lifts off after dropping off soldiers in the village of Bagh in the Khakeran Valley, Zabul province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Tomas Munita, File)

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In this Tuesday, Sept 11, 2007 file picture, plumes of fire and smoke fill the sky after a suicide car bomb explosion which hit fuel tanker trucks on the main highway of Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaleq, File)

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In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008 file picture, Pakistani army 130mm artillery guns fire towards militant positions in the Bajur tribal region on the border with Afghanistan, Pakistan. Pakistan is battling surging attacks by al-Qaida and Taliban militants. Most of them are based in the rugged and lawless tribal region across from Afghanistan, where U.S. and NATO forces are fighting an increasingly tenacious Islamist insurgency. Al-Qaida leaders Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri are believed to be hiding somewhere along the border. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

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In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002 file picture, U.S. Army soldiers of Task Force Panther 82nd Airborne Division take a local man suspected of sheltering al-Qaida members into questioning after seaerching a compound in the southeast region of Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)

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A man killed in a blast is surrounded by his relatives in a hospital in Kandahar city, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Two explosions rocked Kandahar on Tuesday where U.S. and Afghan forces are ramping up operations in areas long held by the Taliban. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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Pakistani drivers of a truck carrying supplies for NATO forces sit near a boarder crossing with Afghanistan in Torkhum, Pakistan. (Associated Press)

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A U.S. Army helicopter prepares to leave a forward operating base in Afghanistan. Republican lawmakers say there are not enough troops to man a counter-rocket, -artillery and -mortar battery used effectively by soldiers in Iraq to intercept enemy rounds headed for forward operating bases. (Associated Press)