Well, I wanted to wait until everyone who wouldn't be upset if they didn't hear it first hand had heard it, but some of Brian's unit (including Brian) got called up to go to Iraq later this year, apparently to train Iraqi soldiers to help them secure their own country.
Well, that's what everyone says is the most important thing to do, no matter which group you side with.
Unless you side with terrorists, of course.
Brian's eager to do his part. If you have an extra thought or prayer to share, though, please feel free :-)