[Marjah, January 25. Image via Getty]

Military police US Marines attached to 1st Battalion, 6th regiment, Charlie company relaxes with bomb sniffer dog caporal 'buttom' in Huskers camp on the outskirts of Marjah in central Helmand on January 25, 2010. The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan meet in Turkish-sponsored talks this week in Istanbul to discuss closer co-operation against Taliban insurgents and improve ties poisoned by the insecurity plaguing their rugged border, ahead of a London conference aimed at promoting Afghanistan's development. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)