October 9, 2012
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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a media conference prior to a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. NATO defense leaders gathering for a two-day meeting in Brussels, are committed to the war in Afghanistan, according to U.S. and alliance officials, but there are growing signs that the Afghan political and military hostilities against the coalition are starting to wear on the coalition.

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German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere, right, speaks with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, during a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. NATO defense leaders gathering for a two-day meeting in Brussels, are committed to the war in Afghanistan, according to U.S. and alliance officials, but there are growing signs that the Afghan political and military hostilities against the coalition are starting to wear on the coalition.

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United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, center, arrives for a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. NATO defense leaders gathering for a two-day meeting in Brussels, are committed to the war in Afghanistan, according to U.S. and alliance officials, but there are growing signs that the Afghan political and military hostilities against the coalition are starting to wear on the coalition.

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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, center, speaks with members of his delegation during a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. NATO defense leaders gathering for a two-day meeting in Brussels, are committed to the war in Afghanistan, according to U.S. and alliance officials, but there are growing signs that the Afghan political and military hostilities against the coalition are starting to wear on the coalition.