President Obama with cadets after speaking about his Afghanistan policy at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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(From left) Sen. Russell Feingold (D-WI), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to discuss President Obama's decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Lance Cpl. Chris Garcia and other members of Golf Company cross an irrigation ditch as the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment moves into Helmand province in July during a major offensive against the Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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