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HOMEWARD BOUND: Soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division show appreciation for the band Filter as they relax Thursday at Camp Virginia, Kuwait, where they await deployment home after leaving Iraq. (Associated Press)

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US Marines of the 1 FSSG Forward ( 1st Force Service Support Group Forward) of the 1MEF ( First Marine Expeditionary Force ) in northern Kuwait take cover in a bunker as Iraq launches Scud missiles into Kuwait, Thursday, March 20, 2003. ( J.M. Eddins Jr. / The Washington Times )

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US Marines of the 1 FSSG Forward ( 1st Force Service Support Group Forward) of the 1MEF ( First Marine Expeditionary Force ) in northern Kuwait watch the flashes of light from US Army artillery fire and Iraqi Scud missiles headed for Kuwait City from their bunker signaling the beginning of the ground offensive against Iraq, Thursday, March 20, 2003. ( J.M. Eddins Jr. / The Washington Times )

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Aziz Nouhaili is pictured at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait in 2009. (AP Photo)

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** FILE ** Demonstrators protest the violence in Bahrain near Bahrain's embassy in Kuwait in Surra, Kuwait, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari)

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, left, speaks with Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat in Kuwait at the sidelines of the 5th Islamic Summit on Jan. 27, 1987. (AP Photo/File)

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Kuwaitis gather Tuesday outside parliament to demand a change of government. Kuwait is a leader among Gulf states in having a parliament that can challenge ruling authority. Nevertheless, calls have gone out on social-media sites for protests next month in Kuwait. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** U.S. Army soldiers from 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment count ammunition Aug. 16, 2010, before turning it in after crossing the border from Iraq into Kuwait. (Associated Press/Maya Alleruzzo)

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In this Aug. 16, 2010 photo, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Luke Dill, from 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division are seen in the motor pool at Camp Virginia in Kuwait as they strip their armored Stryker vehicles before shipping them to the U.S.. Staff Sgt. Dill, who first came to Iraq during the 2003 invasion, is part of the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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U.S. Army soldiers from C Co., 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division gather Saturday for a formation before driving from Iraq to Kuwait. The soldiers are the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (Associated Press)