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**FILE** A Yemeni police officer (front), loyal to Yemen's ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, takes part along with fellow Republican Guard troops during a demonstration demanding their reward, while armored vehicles patrol around the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 2, 2013. A military official said clashes erupted in the Yemeni capital when a group of soldiers who had joined a mutiny tried to storm the presidential palace. (Associated Press)

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In this photo released by the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), U.N. Security Council delegation members Susan Rice (center), U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Nestor Osorio (leaving helicopter) of Columbia arrive in Malau, Sudan, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Seventy northern Sudanese troops were killed and more than 120 are missing from an attack last week by southern Sudanese forces near the disputed region of Abyei, a Sudanese diplomat said Tuesday, while Ms. Rice called the incident a "serious violation" of the peace agreement. (AP Photo/UNMIS, Paul Banks)

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A Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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A Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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According to a review of statements, the military may be lowering some physical standards for male and female troops on the argument that certain tasks are outdated or irrelevant.

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Female soldiers test body armor while training in Fort Campbell, Ky. According to a review of statements, the military may be lowering some physical standards for male and female troops on the argument that certain tasks are outdated or irrelevant. (Associated Press)

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According to a review of statements, the military may be lowering some physical standards for male and female troops on the argument that certain tasks are outdated or irrelevant.

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Osama bin Laden is dead and Al-Qaida is ... (Illustration by Dana Summers of the Tribune Media Services)

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A Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (Associated Press)

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A Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (Associated Press)

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A Bahraini armored personnel vehicle reinforces U.S. Embassy security just outside a gate to the embassy building in Manama, Bahrain, on Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (Associated Press)

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A Bahraini armored personnel vehicle reinforces U.S. Embassy security just outside a gate to the embassy building in Manama, Bahrain, on Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (Associated Press)

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People hold national flags as they shout slogans outside the Silivri jail complex in Silivri, Turkey, on Aug. 5, 2013. Some 275 people, including military officers, politicians and journalists, are facing verdicts in a landmark and divisive trial in Turkey over an alleged conspiracy to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. Security forces set up barricades around the courthouse in Silivri to tighten security after the supporters of defendants announced to hold a demonstration against the five-year trial. (Associated Press)

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People hold national flags as they shout slogans outside the Silivri jail complex in Silivri, Turkey, on Aug. 5, 2013. Some 275 people, including military officers, politicians and journalists, are facing verdicts in a landmark and divisive trial in Turkey over an alleged conspiracy to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. Security forces set up barricades around the courthouse in Silivri to tighten security after the supporters of defendants announced to hold a demonstration against the five-year trial. (Associated Press)

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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a protest outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where protesters have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a protest outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where protesters have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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U.S. Army Lt. Col. Burton Shields (right) and Afghan Army Maj. Abdul-Jalal join Afghan village leaders during a meeting, or shura, in Helmand province. Between them is an interpreter risking his life to help the coalition. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Army Lt. Col. Burton Shields (right) and Afghan Army Maj. Abdul-Jalal join Afghan village leaders during a meeting, or shura, in Helmand province. Between them is an interpreter risking his life to help the coalition. (Associated Press)

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Losing an ally: Mullah Bas Mohammad tells Army Lt. Ross Weinshanker that government authorities rarely visit his village of Charbagh, which relies on NATO troops for security and diplomacy. (Associated Press)

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Army 1st Lt. Christian Gehrels relies on his interpreter to communicate with Afghans. After Lt. Gehrels and other U.S. troops are gone by the end of next year, Afghans assisting the coalition will be left with little protection. (Associated Press)