Secretary of State John Kerry using his head Tuesday in Kabul, where he met the captain of that nation's women's soccer team. Jason Reed/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in a nationally televised speech on Sunday that the U.S. and the Taliban are holding talks. Ahmad Jamshid/AP hide caption

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Afghanistan National Army soldiers and security personnel walk at the site of a suicide attack next to the Ministry of Defense main gate in Kabul on Saturday. Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Prince Harry, known when on duty as "Capt. Wales," in the cockpit of an Apache helicopter while he was in Afghanistan last month. John Stillwell/PA wire/pool/EPA /Landov hide caption

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Obama during Friday's news conference at the White House. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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