And it has begun.
And I'm happy not to be one of the transportation planners on this one...
"This is the biggest move we've done since World War II," said a Pentagon official, who asked not to be identified.
The approximately 130,000 U.S. troops in Iraq now will be heading home over the coming four months, to be replaced by a more mobile, less heavily armed force of about 110,000. That force will include about 20,000 Marines and an increased proportion of National Guard and Reserve troops.