Top Commander says 5 or 10 more years in Iraq. Calls it slow and steady.

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writer Thu Jan 17, 5:38 PM ET

WASHINGTON – As security conditions improve in Iraq, the U.S. should be able to reduce forces at a slow but consistent pace beyond this summer, but air support and ground troops likely will be needed for five to 10 years, a top military commander said Thursday.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080117/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_iraq

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