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A South Korean protester holds a portrait of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, right, during a rally against joint military exercises by South Korea and the United States in front of the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pay respect to the U.S. national anthem during a ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul J. Richards, Pool)

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, second from left, South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young pose before their meeting at the Central Government Complex of South Korea in Seoul, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Lee Jae-Won, Pool)

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U.S. Army Col. Kurt Taylor, right, briefs Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, 2nd right, as a curious North Korean soldier looks through a window at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, north of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul J. Richards, Pool)

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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a press conference with South Korean counterparts on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, in Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Gates and Mrs. Clinton are participating in talks with their Korean counter parts and South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, pool)

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U.S. Army Col. Kurt Taylor, right, briefs Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, 2nd right, as a curious North Korean soldier looks through the window at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, north of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul J. Richards, Pool)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates look at North Korea using binoculars at a guard post in Camp Oulette neat the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, north of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo/ Korea Pool) *

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks to troops during a stop at Camp Casey on July 20, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Gates, who will join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan and Gates' counterpart Kim Tae-young, greeted troops from the 1st Heavy Brigade and the 210 Fires Brigade. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, pool)

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South Korean honor guard soldiers wearing traditional military uniforms, salute during a rehearsal for the welcoming ceremony of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Mr. Gates, who arrived on Monday, will be joined by Clinton on Wednesday for high-profile security talks with their South Korean colleagues, a meeting meant to underscore Washington's firm alliance with Seoul as the two nations plan military exercises in a message of deterrence to North Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates waves as he departs after meeting with soldiers during a stop at Camp Casey on July 20, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Gates greeted troops from the 1st Heavy Brigade and the 210 Fires Brigade and presented each one with a Secretary of Defense challange coin. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, pool)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks to troops during a stop at Camp Casey on July 20, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Gates, who will join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan and Gates' counterpart Kim Tae-young, greeted troops from the 1st Heavy Brigade and the 210 Fires Brigade. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, pool)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks to troops during a stop at Camp Casey near the demilitarized zone with North Korea on July 20, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Gates, who will join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan and Gates' counterpart Kim Tae-young, greeted troops from the 1st Heavy Brigade and the 210 Fires Brigade. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, pool)

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Gen. David Petraeus, left, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates look on as President Obama announces that Gen. Petraeus will replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top commander in Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. On Thursday, July 8, 2010, Mr. Gates said Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis will replace Gen. Petraeus at the U.S. Central Command. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, talks with Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., during a funeral service for Sen. Robert Byrd, Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Linda Davidson, Pool)

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From second from left, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, Sharon Rockefeller, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and others, attend a funeral service for Sen. Robert Byrd, Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Linda Davidson, Pool)

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From right to left, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., his wife Sharon, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and others, attend a funeral service for Sen. Robert Byrd, Tuesday July 6, 2010, at the Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Linda Davidson, Pool)

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President Barack Obama, followed by, from second from left, Gen. David Petraeus, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Vice President Joe Biden, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen, walks to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, to announce that Petraeus would replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama, followed by Gen. David Petraeus, right, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, arrives in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, to announce that Petraeus would replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** President Barack Obama, accompanied by Gen. David Petraeus (center) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, announces in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 23, 2010, that Gen. Petraeus would replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama stands with (from second from left) Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, Vice President Joe Biden, Gen. David Petraeus, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday to announce that Petraeus would replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal. (Associated Press)