FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2010 file photo, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, right, receives a briefing from Major Gen. John Campbell, left, as they fly aboard a helicopter over Kunar Province, ... more 
FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2010 file photo, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, right, receives a briefing from Major Gen. John Campbell, left, as they fly aboard a helicopter over Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on his way to meet U.S. soldiers. The U.S. military will start carrying out more counterterrorism missions against insurgents in eastern Afghanistan and work more closely with Pakistani forces in operations against insurgents along the porous and rugged frontier, the U.S. general commanding the region said. Maj. Gen. Campbell, commander of NATO coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan, said he has been repositioning some of his troops since last August to make them more effective in the region that borders Pakistan. The area has seen an upsurge in violence and is a main route for insurgents infiltrating into Afghanistan from safe havens in Pakistan's lawless tribal regions. less 
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