Petraeus: I Might Say More Troops Could Come Home This Fall
Odierno entered his opening statement into the record, so Levin starts questioning. What are the results of Petraeus’s two-tiered assessment of whether more troops might be able to come home, post-surge? Is it his intention to announce any further troop reductions before September’s command changeover?
“It is, Senator.” You mean right in time for the elections? Why, yes! “I don’t want to imply that will mean a BCT,” meaning a brigade-size reduction, “although it could.”