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A newly graduated female army officer of Afghan National Army, Mariam Ghulam Rasool, right, poses for a photograph with one of her instructors from the American Army after their graduation ceremony at National Army's training center in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 23, 2010. UPI/Hossein Fatemi

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A newly graduated female army officer of Afghan National Army, Mariam Ghulam Rasool, right, pose for a photograph with one of her instructors of the American Army after their graduation ceremony at National Army's training center in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday Sept. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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** FILE ** A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter prepares to depart from a forward operating base in the Zhari district of southern Afghanistan on Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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**FILE** U.S. Army soldiers and Iraqi security forces secure the scene of a roadside bomb attack in Basra, Iraq, in September. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (L), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, commander, International Security Assistance Force depart ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan meet in Kabul, Afghanistan on on September 3, 2010. UPI/Chad J. McNeeley/U.S. Navy

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U.S. Army soldiers secure a road at the scene of a suicide attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. At least three people were killed and 11 wounded in the car-bomb attack on a U.S. Army convoy, according to local hospitals. NATO said there were no injuries to coalition forces or damage to their vehicles. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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A U.S. Army helicopter takes off carrying soldiers wounded in a roadside bombing in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. Eyewitnesses said a U.S. military armored Humvee caught fire after having been struck by the bomb in a residential area of Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city, while returning in a convoy from an unknown mission. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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A U.S. Army soldier of the 101st Airborne Division walks along a road during a day of joint missions with the Afghan army in the Zhari district of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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U.S. Army Sgt. Billy Bennett shows Iraqi federal policemen how to walk in a "wedge" formation on patrol during a training exercise on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Lara Jakes)

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The last in a convoy of U.S. Army Stryker armored vehicles leave Iraq at the Khabari border crossing into Kuwait, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. The U.S. Army's 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Thompson (left) and Lt. Col. Nate Flegler wave to one of the last Stryker armored vehicles to leave Iraq.

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U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Thompson, left, and Lt. Col. Nate Flegler, right, wave to one of the last Stryker armored vehicles to leave Iraq as it crosses the border into Kuwait at the Khabari border crossing, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. The U.S. Army's 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is 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 Spc. Luisito Brooks gives a thumbs-up to the last Stryker armored vehicle of the 4th Brigade to leave Iraq, as it crosses the border into Kuwait at the Khabari border crossing, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. The U.S. Army's 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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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 Col. John Norris, commander of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, waits for the last Stryker armored vehicle carrying his soldiers to arrive after crossing into Kuwait from Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. The U.S. Army's 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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The last in a convoy of U.S. Army Stryker armored vehicles leave Iraq at the Khabari border crossing into Kuwait, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. The U.S. Army's 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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A U.S. Army Stryker armored vehicle crosses the border from Iraq into Kuwait Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. The U.S. Army's 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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A column of U.S. Army Stryker armored vehicles cross the border from Iraq into Kuwait on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. The U.S. Army's 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, part of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, is 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)