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  • Gen. John Allen (left), the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, claps with Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak on April 8, 2012, in Kabul, Afghanistan, after signing an agreement document governing night raids by American troops. (Associated Press)

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  • Marc Grossman, U.S. special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, speaks during a press conference at a meeting of the International Contact Group in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, June 27, 2011. Mr. Grossman said Pakistan must prove it wants an end to the war by preventing militants from hiding out on its soil and enabling those who launch attacks on the Afghan side of the border. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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  • Marc Grossman (left), the new U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday, March 7, 2011. Mr. Grossman is on his first trip to the region since taking the position formerly held by the late Richard Holbrooke. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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