A US soldier belonging to the NATO-led I

A US soldier belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) walks during a patrol outside Bagram airbase, 50 kms north of Kabul on February 28, 2009. Around 17,000 extra US troops earmarked for Afghanistan will deploy as fast as possible and thousands more are requested for August elections.Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered on February 28 that presidential elections be held by April, months earlier than a date of August 20 set by the voting authority because of security and logistic issues. In a decree that comes after weeks of consultations about the controversial date, Karzai said the Independent Election Commission had to conduct the elections according to provisions of the constitution. AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP via Getty Images)
A US soldier belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) walks during a patrol outside Bagram airbase, 50 kms north of Kabul on February 28, 2009. Around 17,000 extra US troops earmarked for Afghanistan will deploy as fast as possible and thousands more are requested for August elections.Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered on February 28 that presidential elections be held by April, months earlier than a date of August 20 set by the voting authority because of security and logistic issues. In a decree that comes after weeks of consultations about the controversial date, Karzai said the Independent Election Commission had to conduct the elections according to provisions of the constitution. AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP via Getty Images)
A US soldier belonging to the NATO-led I
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