Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars. ~ Dwight EisenhowerI've never served in the Armed Forces so I can't know for certain what promotes good morale among the troops. However, I imagine getting jerked around by your commanders is bad. The troops were told they would serve 12 months in Iraq. Now, they are being told - We lied to you. You're staying a few extra months. Have fun getting your ass shot at. Strike me this is a good way to get your commanding officers fragged.