KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - DECEMBER 08: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (C)) boards a C-17 after visiting U.S. troops at Forward Operating Base Howz-E-Madad in Kandahar Province December 8, 2010 in ... more 
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - DECEMBER 08: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (C)) boards a C-17 after visiting U.S. troops at Forward Operating Base Howz-E-Madad in Kandahar Province December 8, 2010 in Afghanistan. Gates is visiting U.S. soldiers in different operational areas of Afghanistan during his visit. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) less 
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