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** FILE ** U.S. soldiers patrol through Kabul, Afghanistan, in December, 2010. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaks, during a joint press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 12, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says both of Afghanistan's presidential candidates are committed to abiding by the results of the "largest, most comprehensive audit" of the election runoff ballots possible. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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An Afghan Air Force C-130 sits on the flightline at Kabul Air Wing, Kabul International Airport, Kabul Afghanistan, on April 20, 2014.

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An Afghan Air Force C-130 sits on the flightline at Kabul Air Wing, Kabul International Airport, Kabul Afghanistan, on April 20, 2014.

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years, is seen mugging for a picture with an alleged Taliban official in Afghanistan. (Twitter photo @khorasan313)

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, walks across the presidential palace grounds with Afghanistan's Foreign Ministry chief of protocol Ambassador Hamid Siddiq, left, and Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani on his way to a meeting with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Kerry visited Afghanistan in hopes of diffusing a crisis over the runoff presidential election to find a successor for outgoing President Karzai. (AP Photo/Jim Boug, Pool)

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years, is seen mugging for a picture with an alleged Taliban official in Afghanistan. Twitter photo @khorasan313

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years, is seen mugging for a picture with an alleged Taliban official in Afghanistan. (Twitter photo @khorasan313)

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Senate Armed Service Committee member Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, after attending a closed committee meeting on the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai addresses a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The Afghan Independent Election Commission released preliminary election results Monday showing former finance minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai well in the lead for the presidency but said no winner could be declared because millions of ballots were being audited for fraud.(AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

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** FILE ** Capt. Richard Olson, 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10 pilot, gets off an A-10 Warthog after his flight at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 2, 2011. (USAF)

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** FILE ** In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)

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** FILE ** In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)

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** FILE ** In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)

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An Afghan policeman stands near a destroyed NATO supply truck in Behsud district of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 9, 2014. An Afghan provincial official says suicide bombers have attacked a parking lot at a police base in eastern Afghanistan, killing a guard and setting almost two dozen trucks ablaze. (AP Photo/Nisar Ahmad)

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President Obama is doubling down in his defense of his defying the rule of law, his exercising poor judgment, and his mischaracterizing (I'm trying to be charitable) the service of Sgt. Bergdahl — all in service of his ill-conceived "deal" to free the lone American serviceman held captive in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Obama is doubling down in his defense of his defying the rule of law, his exercising poor judgment, and his mischaracterizing (I'm trying to be charitable) the service of Sgt. Bergdahl — all in service of his ill-conceived "deal" to free the lone American serviceman held captive in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, stands with a Taliban fighter in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, released a video showing the handover of Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents. Bergdahl was freed on Saturday after five years in captivity, and exchanged for the five Guantanamo detainees who were flown to Qatar, a tiny Gulf Arab country which has served as a mediator in the negotiations for the swap. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video)

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In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, stands with a Taliban fighter in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, released a video showing the handover of Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents. Bergdahl was freed on Saturday after five years in captivity, and exchanged for the five Guantanamo detainees who were flown to Qatar, a tiny Gulf Arab country which has served as a mediator in the negotiations for the swap. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video)

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In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, stands with a Taliban fighter in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, released a video showing the handover of Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents. Bergdahl was freed on Saturday after five years in captivity, and exchanged for the five Guantanamo detainees who were flown to Qatar, a tiny Gulf Arab country which has served as a mediator in the negotiations for the swap. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video)