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US Army Specialist Kingsley (L) and Private First Class Kicklighter (R), of 2nd Platoon, Baker Company, 2-12 Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fires on enemy positions as  their platoon comes under enemy fire during an ambush in the village of Lanyal in the Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, eastern Afghanistan. 20 October 2009. The Obama Administration, under the shadow of an increasingly unpopular war at home, is still indecisive over a request to send in an extra 40,000 troops to step-up counter-insurgency operations. Photo by Simon Lim/Pictobank