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Lieutenant Colonel Joseph E. Ladner, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 401st U.S. Army Field Support Brigade, center right, briefs U.S. Senators, from center left, Chuck Hagel, Barack Obama and Jack Reed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in this July 18, 2008 file photo.