"We have defined time frame for our strategy"
-Prime Minister Gillard-
"Why would you pull out when you are making the best progress you have ever made? Why, why would you do it? We need to stay the course."
-Australian Defence Force chief Angus Houston-
Good reading here to get them up to speed. While not perfect (it has less mistakes than the current strategy) the Lind work on 4-gen warfare has some good points.
By telling the enemy a date that we will get out, you have already guaranteed defeat. In the end, let us just get out.
"I see light at the end of the tunnel."
-Walt W. Rostow, U.S. National Security Adviser, Dec. 1967-