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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)

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'CONCERNED': Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican, says he is worried about not having enough troops in Afghanistan to "provide defensive protection." He faults President Obama's troops cap. (Associated Press)

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A Pakistani border guard stands near Afghanistan-bound NATO trucks parked on the roadside in Pakistani tribal area of Khyber on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Pakistan closed the Khyber Pass supply route for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan on Thursday after a coalition helicopter attack mistakenly killed three Pakistani soldiers at a border post, raising tensions in a vital relationship for both Islamabad and Washington. (AP Photo/Qazi Rauf)

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A Pakistani border guard stands alert as NATO trucks carry fuel, proceed to neighboring Afghanistan at Pakistani border post Chaman on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Pakistan closed the Khyber Pass supply route in northwest for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan after a coalition helicopter attack mistakenly killed three Pakistani soldiers at a border post, raising tensions in a vital relationship for both Islamabad and Washington. (AP Photo/Shah Khalid)

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Pakistani border guards stand near Afghanistan-bound NATO trucks parked on the roadside in Pakistani tribal area of Khyber on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Pakistan closed the Khyber Pass supply route for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan on Thursday after a coalition helicopter attack mistakenly killed three Pakistani soldiers at a border post, raising tensions in a vital relationship for both Islamabad and Washington. (AP Photo/Mohammad Iqbal)

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U.S. Army soldiers secure a road at the scene of a suicide attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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** FILE ** Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, speaks in September 2010 with Afghan military personnel during a tour of the U.S. run-Parwan detention facility north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai decried the violence in his country and expressed fear that the mayhem would chase away young Afghans. He has established a "peace council" to negotiate with the Taliban. (Associated Press)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai reacts during an event marking the International Literacy Day in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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A Pakistani officer in Peshawar displays recovered equipment of NATO forces fighting in neighboring Afghanistan on Monday. The paramilitary Frontier Corps has recovered a variety of military gear stolen from NATO convoys in recent months in Pakistan's Khyber tribal region, official said. (Associated Press)

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In this photo reviewed by the U.S. military, the top American commander in Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus speaks with Afghan military personnel during a tour of the U.S. run Parwan detention facility near Bagram north of Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday Sept. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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** FILE ** Mahmood Karzai, eldest brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, in March 2009. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

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An Afghan police officer kicks a piece of debris at the scene of a suicide attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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Afghans stand under an election poster of parliamentary candidate Sayed Jamal Taheri in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. Afghanistan's election commission has ordered a recount of votes in some areas, a senior official said Sunday, raising further concerns of misconduct and fraud during the election for seats in parliament on Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)