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Policemen and firefighters investigate the scene of a burning market in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Hundreds of shops at a market were damaged in the blaze, but no causalities were reported. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Policemen and firefighters investigate the scene of a burning market in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Hundreds of shops at a market were damaged in the blaze, but no causalities were reported. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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** FILE ** U.S. Army Sgt. William Womack, 23, of Batesville, Ga., of the 118th Military Police Company, based at Fort Bragg, N.C., is prone during a training session for the Afghan National Police at a combat outpost in the Jalrez Valley in Afghanistan's Wardak Province in 2009. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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Afghan security men inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, outside a compound housing a U.S. military contractor. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, has been a trooper on foreign policy for President Obama, flying to Afghanistan and Pakistan many times to discuss diplomatic issues. (Associated Press)

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, has been a trooper on foreign policy for President Obama, flying to Afghanistan and Pakistan many times to discuss diplomatic issues. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** U.S. Marines patrol outside Marjah, in Afghanistan's Helmand province, in February 2010. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, goes to shake hands with Army Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams, right, after Abrams introduced Panetta to the troops during a visit to Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks to the troops during a visit to Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta meets with troops at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, before boarding his plane and heading back to Washington. Panetta spent three days in Afghanistan meeting with troops, commanders and Afghani leaders. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks to the troops during a visit to Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta walks out with Afghanistan's Defense Minister Gen. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi following their meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrive for their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, listens as Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, right, speaks during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta poses for a photo with troops at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, before boarding his plane and heading back to Washington. Panetta spent three days in Afghanistan meeting with troops, commanders and Afghani leaders. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

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Maullah Daoud, co-owner of a tiny shop in Marjah, in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, says that living under the Taliban, who were routed in a major, bloody U.S.-led invasion in 2001, was better than dealing with the insecurity that exists after 11 years of war. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, shakes hands with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, right, during their joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

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** FILE ** Khalid al-Masri, a German who says CIA agents abducted him and transported him to Afghanistan, attends a meeting of the European Parliament committee investigating claims of U.S. secret prisons and flights in Europe at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, in 2006. (AP Photo/Christian Hartmann)

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** FILE ** Khalid al-Masri, a German who says CIA agents abducted him and transported him to Afghanistan, attends a meeting of the European Parliament committee investigating claims of U.S. secret prisons and flights in Europe at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, in 2006. (AP Photo/Christian Hartmann)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (center) talks with Army Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson during a visit to Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)