FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama 

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama gestures as speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The president's announcement that half of the U.S. troops now in Afghanistan will come home within one year will put the number precisely where it was when he first became president. The next step: to decide how many Americans will stay longer-term, once the combat phase of the U.S. military presence ends at 2014's close.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama gestures as speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The president's announcement that half of the U.S. troops now in Afghanistan will come home within one year will put the number precisely where it was when he first became president. The next step: to decide how many Americans will stay longer-term, once the combat phase of the U.S. military presence ends at 2014's close. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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