This is way overdue. The Army is the only service with this long a deployment Marines, Navy and AirForce all have shorter rotations. Last I heard Secretary of Def Gates also mentioned increasing the size of the armed forces which is also long overdue.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration plans to announce next week that U.S. soldiers' combat tours will be reduced from 15 months to 12 months in Iraq and Afghanistan beginning later this summer, The Associated Press has learned. (more here)