Today's Stars and Stripes has a story about the Marines from Camp Korean Village looking for oil pirates around Rutbah.
A year ago, Rutbah was our biggest hotspot. The closer you got to the city, the more likely it was to find ied's. Now, with the huge shift in local support in Anbar for the Coalition, the Marines are looking for ordinary criminals, instead of insurgents.
This is the sort of progress that will be thrown in the crapper if we pull out of Iraq suddenly.