Deployment of 3,200 marines will help, analysts say, but will not provide the kind of counterinsurgency now needed there.
While General Petraeus is in no hurry for more than five brigades to leave, Secretary Gates weighs a bigger drawdown.
High-level meetings are part of Admiral Keating's trip this week, following a flap over Hong Kong port visit by USS Kitty Hawk.
US signals intelligence during the war came up short in major turning points, according to an NSA history.
An analysis shows that the bulk of them come from countries allied with the US.
Churches, schools, and families in Warroad, Minn., go to unusual lengths to help smooth the transition from military to civilian life.