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Spc. Wilson Christopher from Kansas City, Kan., of 2nd Platoon Bravo Company 2-327 Infantry returns fire during a sudden attack by Taliban on Badel Combat Out Post in eastern Afghanistan near Pakistani border Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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U.S soldiers of the 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 2-327 Infantry take cover after the Taliban attacked them during a patrol in the Chowkay district near the Pakistani border in Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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This image provided by IntelCenter on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, shows a frame grab from a new video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be Spc. Bowe Bergdahl, the only known American serviceman being held in captivity in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/IntelCenter)

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Injured people are treated in a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, after a pair of suicide bombers disguised as policemen killed many people in an attack targeting a tribal meeting called to discuss the formation of an anti-Taliban militia, in the tribal area of Mohmand. (AP Photo/Mohammad Iqbal)

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Pakistani soldiers look through the gap of a damaged building at the site of suicide bombing in Ghalanai, the main town in Pakistani tribal area Mohmand, Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. A pair of suicide bombers disguised as policemen killed many people in an attack targeting a tribal meeting called to discuss the formation of an anti-Taliban militia, in Pakistani tribal area of Mohmand. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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Pakistani security officials survey the site of suicide bombing in the compound of a government office in Ghalanai, the main town in Pakistani tribal area Mohmand, Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. A pair of suicide bombers disguised as policemen killed many people in an attack targeting a tribal meeting called to discuss the formation of an anti-Taliban militia, in Pakistani tribal area of Mohmand. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, during a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, denied he ever met with a senior Taliban leader named Akhtar Mohammad Mansour. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Pakistani tribal elders hold a jirga, or a grand meeting, in May in Mandi Bakka Kheil, near Bannu, Pakistan, to review the situation after Pakistan's government announced its intention to extend operations against the Taliban and militants in the North Waziristan tribal area. (Associated Press)

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Pakistani troops leave for patrol at their camp in Wana, the main town of the South Waziristan tribal region along the Afghan border. Pakistan's army has waged a major ground offensive against the Pakistani Taliban in South Waziristan. (Associated Press)

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Kidnapped British aid worker Linda Norgrove may have been killed by her American rescuers rather than her Taliban captors. (AP Photo/U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

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Pararescuemen from the U.S. Air Force 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron rush out of a helicopter to pick up a wounded Afghan soldier and a wounded Taliban detainee as they land on the battled field in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Friday. The helicopter was flown by pilots from the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron supporting ongoing military operations in southern Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001 file picture, an aircraft flies over Mahmood Raqy in the Kapisa province, 55 kilometers (30 miles) from the Afghan capital Kabul, after releasing its load of bombs on the Taliban village of Khanaqa in the Parwan province as part of the U.S. attempt to help the northern alliance fighters advance toward the capital and other key areas. (AP Photo/Marco Di Lauro, File)

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001 file picture, an Afghan northern alliance Mujahed looks at a plume of smoke rising from the Taliban village of Khanaqa in the Parwan province, from his position at the Mahmood Raqy frontline in the Kapisa province, 55 kilometers (30 miles) from the Afghan capital Kabul, after an aircraft released it's load of bombs as part of the U.S. attempt to help the northern alliance to advance toward the capital and other key areas. (AP Photo/Marco Di Lauro, File)

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In this Wednesday, July 28, 2010 file picture, U.S. Army Lt. Christopher Babcock looks at the body of a suspected Taliban fighter killed by U.S. soldiers from 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, while local people say the man was a farmer from Samir Kalacha village in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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In this Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 file picture, a U.S. soldier returns fire as others run for cover during a firefight with insurgents in the Badula Qulp area, West of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, near Marjah, where U.S. Marines are conducting an offensive against the Taliban. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File)

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In this Feb. 2, 2002 file photo, a suspected al-Qaida or Taliban detainee from Afghanistan is carried on a stretcher before being interrogated by military officials at the detention facility Camp X-Ray on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

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In this May 2, 2008 file photo, U.S. Marines, from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, return fire on Taliban positions near the town of Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 file picture, a fighter with the northern-based alliance opposed to Afghanistan's Taliban rulers fires at Taliban positions on a frontline outpost in northern Takhar province in Puli Khumri Hill, Afghanistan, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the border with Tajikistan. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)

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In this Friday Nov. 2, 2001 file picture, Taliban fighters, one carrying a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, foreground, and one carrying a heavy machine gun, walk through the ruins of a mud house near Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo, File)

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In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 file picture, a Taliban soldier scans the sky as he holds a rocket launcher at the Torkham border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)