Admiral Mullen has said he was likely to recommend further U.S. Troop drawdowns in Iraq this fall. These troops would most likely be sent to Afganistan due to a recent uptick in violence in that front of the war. "It's a tougher fight, it's a more complex fight, and they need more troops to have the long-term impact that we all want to have there," Mullen said.
The bottom line here is that Iraq has become remarkably safer since the surge. While there are still attacks they are much smaller in number. This improvement is why the U.S. Millitary will be able to move troops from Iraq to Afghanistan to stop the uptick in violence that has recently occured in that Country. Of course this may not be necessary if our Allies in Afganistan were willing to fight the terrorist, but many of them aren't. So we will send our forces from one front in the war on terror to another. I hope that other countries don't have to go through what we went through to realize that this is a war, but I'm afraid they will.
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