The "summer of hell" began as 10,000 Marines arrived in southern Afghanistan, in the past six weeks. The first wave of 21,000 troops is filtering in. An Army brigade of 7,000 soldiers will follow, along with 4,000 forces to "train Afghan security forces."
Allegedly Iraq is supposed to phase out by 2012, the military "envisions a long term presence in Afghanistan." News flash! We've already spent 8 years in Afghanistan. One soldier described getting Camp Leatherneck built and functional, preparing for the mission as "sharpening the sword."
I've read some comments about them planning on having "boots on the ground" for another 10 years.
Here come the updates on the Afghanistan Surge front (aka the Summer of Hell)