An interesting Stratfor piece on Iraq Endgame is republished here at Military.com. Also, some discussion that followed.
Useful for those who don't subscribe to Stratfor (you should!)
UPDATE: why read stuff like this? What's the relevance for security? This pretty much says what I would have written myself :-) - key quote: "Financial Cryptographers [blog] are interested in war because it is one of the few sectors where we face an aggressive attacker (as opposed to a statistical failure model)"