Monthly Archive

2008
Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 30 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

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The Crush: Al Qaeda Losing Grip in Iraq

Iraq: Al Qaeda facing Strategic Defeat. Bin Laden Did not Get Memo read more..

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News Flash: The Battle over Body Armor

Dragon Skin is heavier and difficult to wear. In fact, without wasting time on details here, bottom line is that I believe the wearability issues with Dragon Skin could prove lethal to many soldiers. ... read more..

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News Flash: General Petraeus Man of the Year

Someone sent me a link to an article that ran in the December 31st edition of the The Sunday Telegraph, one of the major newspapers in the UK. Whether or not our own press ever gets it, at least some ... read more..

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Danger Close - Chapter One

JULY 29 WAS a night of celebration for many people. It was, for instance, peak tourist season and the twenty-third birthday of a man who was about to enter and forever change my life. He had dropped o... read more..

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Men of Valor: Part V

On October 8, I was eating lunch with some British soldiers in Basra. I didn’t know any of them, but could tell they were veterans by their eyes and the way they talked. They were quiet, professional,... read more..

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Critical Nodes: Too Close for Comfort

[Note: Readers who have been tracking this morning’s news reports about a “serious confrontation” between the US and Iranian Army in the Gulf, might recall that I was the first to report on the Iraqi ... read more..

15210

Moment of Truth in Iraq

In a counterinsurgency, the media battlespace is critical. When it comes to mustering public opinion, rallying support, and forcing opponents to shift tactics and timetables to better suit the home te... read more..

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News Flash: The Mighty Eighth

Assembling : THE MIGHTY EIGHTH ... read more..

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News Flash: Dragon Skin

For Sale: Dragon Skin Dragon Skin for sale: I paid approximately $4,000 for this body armor but would not recommend it to any buyer who plans to use it in combat. I do not like Dragon Skin for variou... read more..

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News Flash: Al Qaeda Opening New Franchises

According to news sources, Al Qaeda might be targeting our friends in Thailand: THAILAND’S army-installed government has today said for the first time that al-Qaeda is funding Islamic separatists i... read more..

3638

News Flash: Report on Iraqi Security Forces

On January 17, 2008, the United States House of Representatives, House Armed Forces Committee, held an open hearing on the status of the Iraqi Security Forces. From the opening statement of Lt. Gener... read more..

12092

General Lee Comes Home, Part 2

Stryker Dubbed ‘General Lee’ Rejuvenated By Ann Roosevelt, for Defense Daily General Lee, the Stryker Anti-Tank vehicle ATGM 0086, is rejuvenated stem to stern by personnel from Anniston Army Depot ... read more..

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Commanders Update #9

Commander’s Update #9 JAN 08 By LTC. James Crider Friends and Family of 1-4 CAV: It has been some time since my last update so this one is well over due! I briefed our families at Fort Riley in N read more..

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Men of Valor Part II: German Translation

Um die Ereignisse im Gouvernement Basra richtig einzuordnen, ist der Kontext entscheidend. Als wir 2003 die Briten baten, uns in diesem Krieg zu unterstützen, waren die Vereinigten Staaten mit dem Gro... read more..

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Men of Valor: Part VI of VIII

By the third month of Telic 10, 4 Rifles soldiers had been hit with about 1,700 rockets and mortars at their small encampment at the Palace. One day, more than 70 rockets and mortars exploded inside t... read more..

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News Flash: General Reassignment

Already a topic in military circles, speculation about the possible reassignment of General David Petraeus made the pages of the New York Times (and other major newspapers) earlier this week. Michae read more..

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News Flash: Petraeus and Crocker Press 12 Jan 08 Conference

Media availability with the National Media traveling with theresident of the United States while in Kuwaitmerican Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker & General David Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-Na... read more..

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News Flash: Frontline Blogger With a Soldier’s Eyes

New York Times reporter Richard Pérez-Peña interviewed Michael and numerous sources in both America and Iraq to complete a profile on Michael that is featured on the cover of the Business Section of read more..

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News Flash: Frontline Blogger With a Soldier’s Eyes

New York Times reporter Richard Pérez-Peña interviewed Michael and numerous sources in both America and Iraq to complete a profile on Michael that is featured on the cover of the Business Section of read more..

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Linking Policy & Media Inquiries

  This website and blog, and all text and photographs contained herein are Copyright Michael Yon 2009. Any reproduction without authorization will be considered copyright infringement and will read more..

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How This Project is Funded

    When people read about a potential book deal, or a proposed television show based on my work, they naturally assume: “He must be making a killing!” It’s a natural assumption. It al read more..

241122

Michael in the Media

Editorials & Comics Chris Muir 1/25/2006 Chris Muir 10/07/2005 Chris Muir 11/14/2005 Chris Muir 2/04/2006 Chris Muir 8/27/2005 Chris Muir 9/02/2005 Chris Muir 9/13/2005 John Gibson (Fox News) read more..

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Spread the Word

Share Michael’s dispatches with your friends. Copy the html below the image of your choice and paste it wherever you would like the image to appear on your site.<a href="http://www.michaelyon-onlin... read more..

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Thank You for Your Support

Getting these dispatches right is challenging. Iraq multiplies the challenge. The chaos of combat has already claimed two pairs of eye-glasses, a video camera, and two digital still cameras; the env read more..

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News Flash: Al Qaeda is on the run

Major operations against al Qaeda have begun in northern Iraq. Al Qaeda is in serious trouble. These are not ad hoc operations, but are deliberate, systematic, well-planned and working. I’ve been wa read more..

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Men of Valor: Part One - Slovak Translation

Muži odvahy (1. cast) November 20, 2007 „Budte mužmi odvahy, ozbrojte sa a budte pripravení na tento konflikt. Pretože je lepšie zomriet v boji, ako sa iba pozerat na znásilnovanie národa a nášho ... read more..

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Al Qaeda is on the run

Major operations against al Qaeda have begun in northern Iraq. Al Qaeda is in serious trouble. These are not ad hoc operations, but are deliberate, systematic, well-planned and working. I’ve been watc... read more..

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RUBS: 31-January-2008

[Note: Dispatches this month will be in the RUBs condition: Raw Unedited and Barely Spellchecked before publishing. These dispatches are being written on the fly because I am on the ground, always on ... read more..

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Men of Valor: Part VII of VIII

On the morning of 28 September 2007, the moon was still large as it descended to the horizon. 4 Rifles folded camp and by the time the sun was up, they were ready. At 0800 an “op order” was issued. Th... read more..

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RUBS: 01-Feb-2008

[Note: Dispatches this month will be in the RUBs condition: Raw Unedited and Barely Spellchecked before publishing. These dispatches are being written on the fly because I am on the ground, always on ... read more..

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