IN FLIGHT, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 8: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates sits in a Black Hawk helicopter as he flies above Kandahar province on March 8, 2011 in flight over Afghanistan. Gates is making ... more 
IN FLIGHT, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 8: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates sits in a Black Hawk helicopter as he flies above Kandahar province on March 8, 2011 in flight over Afghanistan. Gates is making his 13th visit to Afghanistan to meet with troops on the ground and with Afghan leaders. He hailed progress in the key battleground of southern Afghanistan Tuesday, meeting troops before the planned start of foreign force withdrawals from July. (Photo by Mandel Ngan - Pool/Getty Images) less 
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