This will be a very short post. Captain Quarter’s has the (AKI) article linked up at their post entitled “Has Maliki Ended The Insurgency?”
IF accurate, this would be a massive blow to the insurgency, Sadr, and terrorists of all stripes. There are several statements of warning and optimism (as well as the first update which discusses some possible motivation for the decision). I suggest reading the entire post (hence, no excerpt).
While I’m at it, I’ll plug Yon. He’s got a new post up for a series on COIN in Fallujah and Anbar.