In this March 26, 2013, photo, Afghan elders express relief that the force that raided their villages overnight was mostly Afghan, hours after a combined force of roughly 1,250 Afghans and 175 Americans encircled the town in a pre-dawn raid. U.S. Brigade commander Col. Joseph "J.P." McGee, of the U.S. Army’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, listens, with his U.S. translator, standing, and the Afghan police and army commanders listening at the Afghan army base next to Forward Operating Base Connolly in Khogyani district, Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. commanders trying to hand off war-fighting responsibility by the end of 2014 are encouraged by the uneven yet steady progress of fledgling Afghan security forces. (AP Photo/Kim Dozier)

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In this March 26, 2013, photo, Afghan elders express relief that the force that raided their villages overnight was mostly Afghan, hours after a combined force of roughly 1,250 Afghans and 175 Americans encircled the town in a pre-dawn raid.  U.S. Brigade commander Col. Joseph "J.P." McGee, of the U.S. Army’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, listens, with his U.S. translator, standing, and the Afghan police and army commanders listening at the Afghan army base next to Forward Operating Base Connolly in Khogyani district, Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. commanders trying to hand off war-fighting responsibility by the end of 2014 are encouraged by the uneven yet steady progress of fledgling Afghan security forces. (AP Photo/Kim Dozier)
In this March 26, 2013, photo, Afghan elders express relief that the force that raided their villages overnight was mostly Afghan, hours after a combined force of roughly 1,250 Afghans and 175 Americans encircled the town in a pre-dawn raid. U.S. Brigade commander Col. Joseph "J.P." McGee, of the U.S. Army’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, listens, with his U.S. translator, standing, and the Afghan police and army commanders listening at the Afghan army base next to Forward Operating Base Connolly in Khogyani district, Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. commanders trying to hand off war-fighting responsibility by the end of 2014 are encouraged by the uneven yet steady progress of fledgling Afghan security forces. (AP Photo/Kim Dozier)
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