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** FILE ** This file image provided by IntelCenter on Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010, shows a frame grab from a video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be a U.S. soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, left. (AP Photo/IntelCenter, 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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** FILE ** Waliur Rehman (center), the Pakistani Taliban's No. 2 leader, talks with The Associated Press during an interview in Shawal area of South Waziristan along the Afghanistan border in Pakistan on July 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mahsud)

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** FILE ** Waliur Rehman (center), the Pakistani Taliban's No. 2 leader, talks with The Associated Press during an interview in Shawal area of South Waziristan along the Afghanistan border in Pakistan on July 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mahsud)

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** FILE ** In this July 28, 2011, file photo, Taliban No 2 commander Waliur Rehman talks to The Associated Press during an interview in Shawal area of South Waziristan along the Afghanistan border in Pakistan. Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed the commander of the Pakistani Taliban. The militant group denies he is dead. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mahsud, File)

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** FILE ** In this July 28, 2011, file photo, Taliban No 2 commander Waliur Rehman talks to The Associated Press during an interview in Shawal area of South Waziristan along the Afghanistan border in Pakistan. Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed the commander of the Pakistani Taliban. The militant group denies he is dead. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mahsud, File)

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** FILE ** Former Taliban members, handcuffed, stand in line after turning in their weapons during a ceremony with the Afghan government in Herat, Afghanistan, on Sunday, April 7, 2013, as part of a peace-reconciliation program. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)

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** FILE ** Former Taliban members, handcuffed, stand in line after turning in their weapons during a ceremony with the Afghan government in Herat, Afghanistan, on Sunday, April 7, 2013, as part of a peace-reconciliation program. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)

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** FILE ** Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head at close range by a Taliban gunman in October, reads a book as she continues her recovery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, in this undated photo. (AP Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital)

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** FILE ** Afghans push a damaged car from the scene of a militant attack by a suicide car bomber and Taliban militants disguised in burqas in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

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The Taliban are not expected to give up on “insider” attacks that target American and NATO forces. “It is a cheap and effective technique that attracts media coverage,” one Army officer said. (Associated Press)

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Former Taliban militants who have turned in their weapons stand during a ceremony with the Afghan government in Herat, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. About 35 former Taliban militants from Herat province handed over their weapons as part of a peace-reconciliation program. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hoshimi)

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** FILE ** Former Taliban members who have turned in their weapons stand during a ceremony with the Afghan government in Herat, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. About 35 former Taliban from Herat province handed over their weapons as part of a peace-reconciliation program. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hoshimi)

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** FILE ** Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head at close range by a Taliban gunman in October, reads a book as she continues her recovery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, in this undated photo. (AP Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital)

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** FILE ** Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head at close range by a Taliban gunman in October, reads a book as she continues her recovery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, in this undated photo. (AP Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital)

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** FILE ** Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head at close range by a Taliban gunman in October, reads a book as she continues her recovery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, in this undated photo. (AP Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital)

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** FILE ** Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head at close range by a Taliban gunman in October, reads a book as she continues her recovery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, in this undated photo. (AP Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital)

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James Cunningham, U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan, says during a news event at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, that the United States wants serious peace negotiations with the Taliban but that it has not yet been possible to get the process under way. (AP Photo/Patrick Quinn)

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James Cunningham, U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan, says during a news event at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, that the United States wants serious peace negotiations with the Taliban but that it has not yet been possible to get the process under way. (AP Photo/Patrick Quinn)

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** FILE ** This undated file photo obtained from a religious school where he studied for five months in Bannu, near Islamabad, Pakistan, shows American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh. (AP Photo/File)