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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Afghan President Hamid Karzai leads the way out of an auditorium after delivering a speech Nov. 6. His recent public remarks are puzzling his nation's allies.

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We have different perspectives - that's natural. It is much better if we work those different perspectives out in private. - Mark Sedwill, NATO's senior civilian representative in Afghanistan

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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama applauds after presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who placed himself in the line of fire in Afghanistan to save two comrades. (AP Photo/Richard Bumgardner, Defense Department)

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Afghan women beg outside a mosques during Eid Al-Adha religious holiday in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/ Reza Shirmohammadi)

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**FILE** A U.S. Predator drone (Associated Press)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says Monday that he is "grateful" for financial support from Iran, used to maintain the presidential office, and that "this is nothing hidden." (Associated Press)

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Qiyamuddin Kashaaf, a spokesman for the High Peace Council, discusses the peace process in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. The Afghan government's newly formed peace council wants Saudi Arabia to play a key role in efforts to reconcile with the Taliban and find a political resolution to the war, Mr. Kashaaf said. (Associated Press)

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Sgt. John Gabbard of Hubert, N.C., tries to gather information from a resident of Marjah, Afghanistan. Military patrols say the locals often won't acknowledge that there are any Taliban in the area. (Associated Press)

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CIA Director Leon E. Panetta said that despite glaring security blunders, no intelligence officials will be fired or disciplined for failing to prevent a 2009 suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA employees in one of the deadliest attacks in the agency's history. (Associated Press)

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Two injured Afghan civilians lie in the back of a medical evacuation helicopter after being picked up by U.S. Air Force pilots and pararescuemen from the 46th and 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadrons in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani (right) escorts Afghan President Hamid Karazi for bilateral talks in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

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RESCUE READY: Air Force Pararescueman Alejandro Serrano with the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron test-fires his weapon over Kandahar province in case it's needed during casualty-pickup missions in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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NATO fuel tankers enter Afghanistan through Pakistan's border crossing in Torkham, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. Pakistan reopened the key border crossing to NATO supply convoys, ending an 11-day blockade that was imposed after a U.S. helicopter strike mistakenly killed two Pakistani soldiers. (Associated Press)

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Pararescuemen from the U.S. Air Force 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron rush out of a helicopter to pick up a wounded Afghan soldier and a wounded Taliban detainee as they land on the battled field in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Friday. The helicopter was flown by pilots from the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron supporting ongoing military operations in southern Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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Sgt. Bill Myers, from Phoenix, Ariz., from Bravo Company 2-502 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, prepares to patrol after a break near Forward Operation Base Howz-e-Madad, Zhari district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Afghans shout anti-American slogans during a protest in Khost, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. Firing from NATO helicopters in an eastern province Friday killed six Afghan militiamen who purportedly shot at the aircraft, an Afghan official said. (AP Photo/Nashanuddin Khan)

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Afghan soldiers attached to Bravo Company 2-502 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, prepare lunch at an outpost near Forward Operation Base Howz-e-Madad in the Zhari district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)