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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 Thursday, July 29, 2010 file picture, Spc. Dallas Purdy from Hockley, Texas, hangs a message of support from friends Ashley and Katie Daniels while serving with the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division at COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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In this Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010 file picture, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Whitman, from Clearwater, Fla., and from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment kicks in a door to search a compound while on a patrol in Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, 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 Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 file picture, a child looks on as military vehicles of 5th Striker Brigades drive past his village on the outskirts of Spin Boldak, about 100 kilometers (63 miles) southeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Thousands of U.S. troops are deploying in southern Afghanistan as part of an effort to prevent the Taliban from disrupting the country's Aug. 20 presidential ballot. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

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In this Wednesday, July 28, 2010 file picture, Lt. Matt Fryer smiles as he lifts his one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Clarity on the tarmac at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Lt. Fryer was among 350 airmen returning home to the South Dakota airbase after being deployed in Southeast Asia for six months in support of the 28th Bomb Wing whose B-1 bombers supply long-range and close air support to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Steve McEnroe, 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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n this Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006 file picture, a girl holds her grandfather's cane as he carries aid supplies distributed by the U.S. Army at Kandagal, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)

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In this Friday, July 30, 2010 file picture, a U.S. medical helicopter arrives to evacuate a soldier from the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, who was seriously wounded when he stepped on an improvised mine near Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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In this Sept. 23, 2009 file photo, soldiers from the U.S. Army's 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne, based at Fort Richardson, Alaska, fire a 120mm mortar during a fire mission at the combat outpost Zerok in East Paktika province in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh, File)

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In this Monday March 8, 2010 file picture, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, speaks with Commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal during a meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool, File)

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In this Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 U.S. Navy handout file picture, a Tomahawk cruise missile is launched from the USS Philippine Sea against military targets and Osama bin Laden's training camps inside Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Terry Cosgrove, 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, April 28, 2008 file picture, relatives mourn over the body of lawmaker Fazel Rahman Samkanai at the hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Samkanai, who was about 30 yards away from President Hamid Karzai, was killed when suspected Taliban militants attacked a ceremony marking the 16th anniversary the defeat of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in Kabul on Sunday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

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In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 file picture, an unidentified man raises his hands as he walks away from the scene of an explosion at a guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Ahmad Massoud, File)

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In this Tuesday, July 4, 2006 file picture, a woman looks out through a destroyed window after a bomb exploded in Kabul, Afghanistan in front of a cinema near the presidential palace, wounding at least four people, police said. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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In this Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 file picture, tears run down the cheeks of U.S. Staff Sgt. Alicia Watkins from Washington D.C. as she salutes during a ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at a U.S. military base in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

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In this Friday, May 28, 2010 file picture, police officers walk past a burning oil tanker carrying fuel supplies for NATO forces after it was attacked on Jalalabad highway, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, 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)