Go To War Or No Promotion

General Ronald Coleman told members of the Marine Corps to get their butt into the war zone or face the consequences. “I guarantee you when you have a six or seven year war and you don’t get to the war zone, you needn’t wonder what’s going to happen when it’s time for promotion.”

I find fascinating the general is making reference to a “six or seven year war” when the current war is only four years old. Does this mean we can expect another three years of war?