File-In this May 2007 file photo U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus, is seen during a news conference in Baghdad. Gurangus, the commanding Marine general in one of Afghanistan's hardest-fought... more 
File-In this May 2007 file photo U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus, is seen during a news conference in Baghdad. Gurangus, the commanding Marine general in one of Afghanistan's hardest-fought regions said Friday he is seeing big improvements in the vetting of Afghan recruits to the country's security forces following attacks by Afghan soldiers on their NATO partners. Gurganus told reporters at Camp Pendleton in California in a teleconference call from Afghanistan that he believes Afghan forces will take the lead in securing Helmand Province by this fall — faster than expected. (AP Photo/Ali Abbas, Pool,File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ali Abbas, Pool,File
Fri, May 25, 2012 7:46 PM EDT