Should Gen. David Petraeus Have Five Stars?

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Father Seeks Answers To Son's Role In Afghan Battle

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Panel To Recommend Allowing Women In Combat

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Gates: N. Korea Could Soon Pose Threat To U.S.

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U.S. soldiers return fire upon a sudden attack by Taliban on Combat Outpost Badel in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, Dec. 25. Rafiq Maqboold/AP hide caption

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Pondering A 'Plan B' In Afghanistan

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FAQ: After The Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates (left) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai this month in Kabul. Musadeq Sadeq/AP hide caption

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Administration Sees Progress In Afghanistan War

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates speaks during a  news conference in Kabul on Wednesday. Gates visited Afghanistan to assess progress in the war. Musadeq Sadeq/AP hide caption

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Gates Says U.S. Strategy Is Working in Afghanistan

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Gates bestows awards to soldiers in Kunar province on Tuesday. Win McNamee/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gates Visits Afghanistan Ahead Of War Review

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Gates, Mullen: Time To Repeal 'Don't Ask' Is Now

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Leaks Probe Focuses On Low-Level Army Analyst

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Service members handcuffed themselves to the White House fence during an April protest for gay rights. The potential repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring openly gay troops from serving raises practical questions about housing and fairness for the Pentagon. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Potential 'Don't Ask' Repeal Raises Practical Questions

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Administration Examines Afghan War Strategy

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U.S. Army paratroopers patrol a busy market street in downtown Herat in northwest Afghanistan in June. In the past year, insurgent attacks and crime have spiked in this part of the country, which previously had been relatively calm. It's believed that U.S.-led operations in neighboring provinces are driving insurgents north, to Herat. Chris Hondros/Getty Images AsiaPac hide caption

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Even In Calm Corner Of Afghanistan, Future Is Murky

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Trucks wait to cross the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan near Spin Boldak in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. The U.S. military is trying to prevent Taliban militants from fleeing to Pakistan to regroup. Rachel Martin/NPR hide caption

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Cutting Off Pakistani Safe Havens Key To Afghan Fight

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