Two fewer brigades in Iraq
This was already reported by the A.P. as a possible drawdown, but now we know the brigades are from the 1 ID and the 1st Armored. New York Times:
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld hinted Thursday that the U.S. military will soon begin reducing its troop strength in Iraq below 138,000, the level it has considered its core force in the country for most of this year.This is, of course, interesting. In addition, my friend's USAR unit (do not know the intended deployment size) has been drawdown from Afghanistan.