Everything you wanted to know about The Surge, and more, in Dean Barnett’s latest patented FAQ list.
Update: Glenn Reynolds adds:
As Barnett notes, though, this is not merely an increase in troops but also, and more importantly, a change in tactics. Will it be enough? I don’t know. I have to say, though, that it’s been amusing to see the same people who were recently demanding that Bush send more troops suddenly reverse and criticize him for . . . sending more troops. The question of troop numbers is one where reasonable people can and do differ, but that doesn’t mean that lame political oppositionalism isn’t recognizable as such.
More: Not all in the Federation approve of Star Fleet Command’s latest actions, however.
Meanwhile, Margaret Carlson appears to be forgainst the surge.