Honestly, I'm not sure how much impact this has in Afghanistan. If everything goes according to plan I'll be deployable sometime in early 2013 and I honestly wouldn't be shocked if I did a tour there.
I wish this weren't the case- frankly it's sad that it is- but I don't think this war is about to be over because UBL is dead. There's still the Afghan central government to prop up, not to mention a resurgent Taliban and terrorists in caves.
Here's hoping I'm dead wrong and you can see your cousin very shortly, though.