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Check out this briefing slide from General Petraeus' presentation:

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Basically, the idea is that about nine months from now, we'll be back to the number of troops we had in Iraq about nine months ago. After that, more stuff is supposed to change . . . maybe . . . sometime . . . if all goes well . . . maybe . . . at some point.

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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