Petraeus: The Surge Will End in July 2008 | Talking Points Memo

So much for the surge ending in the spring of 2008. Petraeus said that in order to preserve the gains made in security, he’s recommended drawing down one brigade combat team — about 5,000 troops — by December, with the remaining 25,000 or so troops of the surge out by July 2008. Any further draw-downs will have to wait for his further assessment — coming in March 2008. So March 2008 is the new September 2007.

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