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**FILE** U.S. Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Battalion walk through the sand inside Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province on June 8, 2009. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Obama reviews the honor guard with Afghan President Hamid Karzai (left) at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, during Mr. Obama's unannounced visit on Sunday, March 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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** FILE ** An U.S. Chinook helicopter overflies Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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**FILE** Afghan farmers work in an opium poppy field in Nawa district of Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 25, 2009. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A U.S. Army Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter flies on a mission over Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009.

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** FILE ** Afghan President Hamid Karzai (The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Aafia Siddiqui is seen in the custody of the Counter Terrorism Department of Ghazni province in Ghazni City, Afghanistan, on July 17, 2008. The U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist was convicted by a jury on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, of charges she tried to kill Americans while she was detained in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/File)

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** FILE ** Former Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah is pictured during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, after announcing his decision not to participate in a runoff presidential election. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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** FILE ** President Obama meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, March 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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Marines carry a wounded comrade to a waiting helicopter after an improvised explosive device detonated near their armored vehicle in the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Marines walk on tracks of a vehicle to avoid improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as their platoon clears a route to reach another platoon in Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province in 2010. Marines airdropped into the region came under intense Taliban fire. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter with the Charlie Company, Task Force Talon, takes off at a forward operating base south of Marjah, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Friday Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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MARY F. CALVERT/THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael "Oz" Osmun, 27, of the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, refuels an MQ-1 Predator drone at Kandahar Air Field in Kandahar, Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border.

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** FILE ** Five-year-old footage of Mullah Mohammed Omar (center) rallying his Taliban troops in Kandahar, Afghanistan, was found in the BBC's vaults and aired late Wednesday. (Associated Press/BBC TV)

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** FILE ** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (left) looks on as Afghan President Hamid Karzai (second from right) greets Richard C. Holbrooke, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/U.S. Embassy)

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** FILE ** A U.S. Humvee of the 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, drives near a crater caused by a roadside bomb attack on a U.S. vehicle in Tangi Valley in Wardak province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2009.

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**FILE** U.S. troops in Afghanistan (Getty Images)

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U.S. soldiers from the 5th Striker Brigade patrol near the Sari Ghundi village along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border Monday. The administration is preparing benchmarks to test how effective President Obama's strategies are in Afghanistan and Pakistan amid growing skepticism among Democrats about the wars' prognosis and costs. (Associated Press)

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Sgt. Karl Augustus, on his third tour in Iraq, says he thinks the new Iraq withdrawal timetable means his next deployment will be to Afghanistan, and he looks forward to that. "I'm just ready for whatever," he says.