JMU Professor Glenn Hastedt says doctors and nurses have been shipped out to the gulf, and they are the last to go.
Hastedt says the U.S. military has a plan of attack for a number of different scenarios and is surely to come out on top. But the real challenge comes after the war ends.
"That's where a lot of people are getting very scared," said Hastedt. "Not only the economic cost, but the personnel cost after the war. There could be continued fighting for some time."
Hastedt says it could take 10-years to reconstruct Iraq.