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A U.S. Army soldier provides cover during a patrol by the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division near COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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A U.S. Army soldier belonging to the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, has an early morning shave by a well at COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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US Army soldiers of the 1st Battalion 320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, search for insurgents from a rooftop firing position at Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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U.S. Army troops from the 1st Battalion 320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, duck as an Afghan soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade towards insurgent positions at Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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An Afghan army soldier ducks after firing a 60 mm mortar at insurgent positions in a village near Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Afghan army soldiers prepare to fire a 60 mm mortar on insurgent positions in a village near Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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A U.S. Army soldier of the 1st Battalion 320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, clears undergrowth to lay protective razor wire outside the walls of Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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U.S. Army soldiers of the 1st Battalion 320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, lay razor wire outside the walls of Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Afghan army soldiers share grapes beside a small canal after arriving to reinforce U.S. troops at Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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U.S. Army soldiers of the 1st Battalion 320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, relax after a morning exercise session at Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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U.S. Army 1st Lt. Christopher Babcock, from New Orleans, La., photographs an Afghan villager for intelligence purposes after he was stopped cycling near COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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An Afghan villager describes how insurgents disguise themselves as he speaks with U.S. Army 1st Lt. Christopher Babcock, from New Orleans, La., at COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Afghan army soldiers leave grapes and a weapon aside as they cool off from the fierce heat with a swim in a canal near the joint Afghan-U.S. base COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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An Afghan army soldier poses after swimming in a canal near the joint Afghan-U.S. base COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a suicide bombIng in Kandahar city, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. The explosives were hidden in a cart topped with bottles of juice for sale, Afghan officials. Two civilians were injured in the blast. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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A U.S. Army soldier from the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division points his rifle during a patrol towards COB Nolan, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, laughs as Afghan President Hamid Karzai and rest of the foreign ministers prepare to pose for a group photo after the Kabul International Conference at the Foreign Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, walks with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, center, and Catherine Ashton, the European Union foreign policy minister, right, to a group photo after an international conference at the Foreign Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, gestures as Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, prepare to pose for a group photo after the Kabul International Conference at the Foreign Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center right, tour a crafts bazaar in Kabul on Tuesday July 20, 2010, as they attend an international conference on Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Paul J. RICHARDS, Pool)