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In this image made from TV footage, Afghan President Hamid Karzai delivers his speech at an international conference on Afghanistan's future in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday July 20, 2010. Mr. Karzai reaffirmed his commitment for Afghan police and soldiers to take charge of security throughout the nation by 2014 and urged his international partners to spend their money on Afghan priorities, not short-term projects. (AP Photo/RTV via APTN)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai (left) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (second from left) greet merchants as they tour a crafts bazaar in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Mrs. Clinton is in Kabul to attend an international conference on the future of Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Paul J. RICHARDS, Pool)

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British Prime Minister David Cameron's first visit to the White House will include discussions on the war in Afghanistan and whether BP, the company responsible for the Gulf oil spill, played a part in the release of the Lockerbie bomber, who killed 270 people, mostly Americans. (Associated Press)

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Associated Press Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani (right) applaud the signing of a trade treaty between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Sunday. Mrs. Clinton traveled to Pakistan on Sunday, appealing for cooperation between the two countries.

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Afghan firefighters hose down the scene of a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, July 18, 2010, two days before an international conference that bring together representatives from about 60 nations. (AP Photo/Hossein Fatemi)

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FILE - In this May 18, 2010 file photo, U.S. soldiers load dead bodies on a vehicle after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. A Taliban suicide car bomber struck a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital Tuesday, killing six troops - five Americans and one Canadian, officials said. Twelve Afghan civilians also died, many of them on a public bus in rush-hour traffic. Escalating violence in Afghanistan is now the worst since the early months of the nearly 9-year-old war, killing 1,074 civilians so far this year as international forces struggle to establish security, an Afghan rights group said Monday, July 12, 2010. (AP Photo, File)

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Recruited Afghan soldiers march for an oath-taking ceremony with a Turkish military officer, front center, at the Ghazi Military Training Center, where they are being trained by Turkish military officers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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A U.S. helicopter lands near recruited Afghan soldiers during an oath taking ceremony at the Ghazi Military Training Center, where they are being trained by Turkish military officers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, salutes during an oath-taking ceremony of recruited Afghan soldiers at the Ghazi Military Training Center, where the newcomers are being trained by Turkish military officers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Recruited Afghan soldiers march after taking an oath during a ceremony at the Ghazi Military Training Center, where they are being trained by Turkish military officers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Recruited Afghan soldiers march through a colored fog bomb after taking an oath during a ceremony at the Ghazi Military Training Center, where they are being trained by Turkish military officers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Recruited Afghan soldiers place their hands on a copy of the Quran, Islam's holy book, during an oath taking ceremony at the Ghazi Military Training Center, where they are being trained by Turkish military officers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks at a June meeting with tribal leaders in Kandahar city. Mr. Karzai and his national security team have endorsed a U.S.-supported plan to set up local police forces across the country overseen from Kabul. (Associated Press)

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Afghan policemen secure a police base that came under attack Tuesday night in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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** FILE ** Trucks carrying supplies to coalition forces burn after hundreds of people blocked a main road and set them on fire to protest what they said were civilian deaths in NATO operations in Logar province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Mohammed Obaid Ormur, File)

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A U.S. Army soldier from Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion of the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne, climbs over a high wall during a patrol in the volatile Arghandab Valley outside Kandahar City, Afghanistan, on Saturday, July 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

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An Afghan policeman inspects a damaged vehicle at the scene of an explosion in Kandahar south of Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, July 10, 2010. One bystander was killed when the bomb, concealed in a parked motorcycle, exploded in the middle of the afternoon, said the city's security chief. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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** FILE ** Norwegian Minister of Defense Grete Faremo, left, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, center, and Chief of Defense Harald Sunde give a media conference Monday June 28, 2010, in Oslo, after four of Norway's soldiers died after a roadside bomb exploded that Sunday evening near their vehicle in northern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Scanpix Norway/Gorm Kallestad)

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Illustration: Rebuilding Afghanistan by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

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Afghans collect fuel from a tanker shot up in an attack on a NATO supply convoy in Baghlan province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. (AP Photo)