A new book by Thomas E. Ricks, the Washington Post’s senior military correspondent, "The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008" states that:
"The quiet consensus emerging among many people who have served in Iraq is that we likely will have American soldiers engaged in combat in Iraq until at least 2015 — which would put us not at about the midpoint in the conflict. . . . In other words, the events for which the Iraq war will be remembered probably have not yet happened."
BOOK REVIEW ‘The Gamble’ by Thomas E. Ricks Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) February 2009 ISBN-13: 9781594201974.