An Afghan policeman holds his weapon close during a joint patrol with U.S. soldiers on the outskirts of Kandahar city. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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James Clapper with President Obama shortly after being nominated for the post of Director of National Intelligence. He would be the fourth person in the job since it was created in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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