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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)

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U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Fischer smokes as he stands guard in the Arghandab Valley of Afghanistan. A law, meant to deter smuggling and underage sales of tobacco through the mail, has blocked family and friends from shipping packages containing cigarettes to troops. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** U.S. Army troops from the 1st Battalion 320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, duck July 22, 2010, as an Afghan soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade towards insurgent positions at Combat Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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In this July 28, 2010, file photo, 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 protest 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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US Army 2LT John Keller, of Downingtown, PA, from 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, directs mortar fire towards insurgent positions during clashes at COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)