lays out in about three pages (in the hard copy) what is going on and why "the situation is grim." This seems relatively--and unfortunately--solid reporting. It is a mess. The government is corrupt, more and more warlords (and "private" security companies), now more soldiers, and the "near impossible task now falls to the impressive, persistent, but human General Petraeus." Despite all, I think he would not wish himself any where but where he is. Godspeed.