Monthly Archive

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 78 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.


Update on “Bless the Beasts and Children”

July 3, 2007 Baqubah, Iraq Since the publication of “Bless the Beasts and Children,” many questions have arisen: some of which I can and will answer here, and some whose answers lie elsewhere. Toda... read more..


Baqubah Update: 05 July 2007

Today marks “D +16” of Operation “Arrowhead Ripper,” the Battle for Baqubah. Arrowhead Ripper kicked off on 19 June 07. I have several dispatches in the works about the major events since that time. A... read more..


Second Chances

July 9, 2007 General David Petraeus visits Baqubah. When distinguished visitors come to almost-where the action is, it can be disruptive to the point of wasteful. I’ve heard commanders grumble all o... read more..


Bless the Beasts and Children, Part 3

This videoclip is an excerpt of an interview conducted with soldiers from Charley Company 1-12 CAV. Among those featured are: Private Bradley Griffith, Medic Matthew Taylor, Private Destry Malloy, Ser... read more..


Bless the Beasts and Children, Part 2

Most of al Qaeda in Iraq consists of Iraqis, not foreigners. Even the animals had been “murdered.” I saw these things with my own eyes, recorded them with my video and still cameras, and provided the ... read more..


Bless the Beasts and Children, Part 2

Most of al Qaeda in Iraq consists of Iraqis, not foreigners. Even the animals had been “murdered.” I saw these things with my own eyes, recorded them with my video and still cameras, and provided the ... read more..


Bread and a Circus, Part I of II

Iraqis and cameras are a sight. “Everyone” “knows” that Iraqi women are not to be photographed; but in reality this is situational. Some Iraqi women definitely avoid the shutter, but for others it’s n... read more..


Bread and a Circus, Part II of II

After fueling the trucks in the convoy, we headed to Baghdad to get the food. The trucks took an exit down a route that we did not follow, because it had not been cleared of bombs. Sometimes bombs are... read more..


The Ghosts of Anbar, Part I of IV

The Ghosts of Anbar Part One: The Paradox of Counterinsurgency The principles and imperatives discussed above reveal that COIN presents a complex and often unfamiliar set of missions and considera... read more..


The Ghosts of Anbar, Part II of IV

The Ghosts of Anbar, Part II of IV Through the window, clearly 7-15. Success in COIN operations requires small-unit leaders agile enough to transition among many types of missions and able to adap... read more..


Ghosts of Anbar Part III of IV

1-119. The presence of the rule of law is a major factor in assuring voluntary acceptance of a government’s authority and therefore its legitimacy. A government’s respect for preexisting and impersona read more..


Ghosts of Anbar, Part IV of IV

“They taught me that no man could be their leader except he ate the ranks’ food, wore their clothes, lived level with them, and yet appeared better in himself.” T.E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of read more..


Hunting al Qaeda, Part I of III

Writing these words from downtown Baqubah at a place called Combat Outpost White Castle, I am surrounded by soldiers from Alpha Company 1-12 Cav who are preparing for combat. Tomorrow [15 July], they ... read more..


Joe Galloway Sep 13

Michael Yon notes: Though I sharply disagree with much of what Joe writes, I always read his column: (09/13/2007) By Joseph L. Galloway McClatchy Newspapers Well, now we’ve heard from General Dav read more..


Hunting Al Qaeda, Part II of III

When we dropped ramp in the “Mechanics” section of Baqubah, and linked up with Iraqi soldiers, I heard my danger chimes peal. Minutes after we hit the ground—POW!—a shot was fired close by and dust ki... read more..


Fouad Ajami

Excellent piece in the Wall Street Journal: ‘You Have Liberated a People’ By Fouad Ajami... read more..


Hunting Al Qaeda Part III of III

Two men had been killed on the 15 July mission. Our guys shot them. Warning shots were fired, the driver sped up and our guys rained bullets. Slugs kicked up dust, some bullets striking the van, but i... read more..


The General Lee Comes Home

[Michael landed in Baghdad on morning of 25 September 2007.] War Weary Stryker Dubbed General Lee Comes Home For Reset By Ann Roosevelt, for Defense Daily By sea and by land, one of the Army’s war-... read more..


Joe Galloway on the McCaffrey Report

19 October 07 Michael Yon notes: I have just wrapped up a very interesting trip with British soldiers in southern Iraq. We spent much time in mine fields near the Iranian border. The area looked read more..


Wall Street Journal Op-Ed of Interest

Victory Is Within Reach In Iraq By Michael A. Ledeen Should we declare victory over al Qaeda in the battle of Iraq? The very question would have seemed proof of dementia only a few months ago, read more..


Joe Galloway: Asking Too Much of Too Few

Michael Yon notes: Though I sharply disagree with much of what Joe writes, I always read his column: Asking Too Much of Too Few By Joseph L. Galloway McClatchy Newspapers Oct 24, 2007 Although read more..


24 Hours: 100 Countries

24 October 2007 Posted from Baghdad: In the past 24 hours, people from more than 100 countries visited this site: Albania Algeria Antigua And Barbuda Argentina Aruba Australia Austria Bahamas B read more..


The Perfect Evil: Coming to Roost

The cultivation of opium, 93 percent of whose world supply comes from Afghanistan, according to the United Nations is undermining everything the government and its international allies were trying to ... read more..


Resistance is Futile: German Version

Alle beschreiben den himmelweiten Unterschied zwischen dem, was die meisten Amerikaner zu glauben scheinen, was im Irak passiert, gegenüber dem, was tatsächlich im Irak passiert. Zu wissen, daß diese ... read more..


Michael On CNN and CBN this weekend

November 3 & 4, 2007 CNN’s “This Week at War” Tom Foreman anchors “This Week at War” from Washington on Saturday, November 3rd at 7:00pm Eastern and Sunday, November 4th at 1:00pm Eastern. Ba read more..


The Old New Way

Anyone familiar with the Combined Action Platoons of the Vietnam War will understand what’s going on here. These Marines live, work, sleep, eat and bathe in the same neighborhoods they are helping to ... read more..


Joe Galloway: Is Waterboarding Torture?

Note from Michael: Joe Galloway sends another column. Though I sharply disagree with much of what Joe writes, I always read his opinions. Further, I agree with Joe that waterboarding is wrong. We sh read more..


Ameriyah Update

Web Administrator Notes: Michael Yon has a policy to publish anything written by an American BN commander in Iraq or Afghanistan on this website. The following is submitted from Lt. Col. Dale Kuehl read more..


“Al Qaeda is Defeated:” German Translation

„Al Kaida ist besiegt“ lautet die Einschätzung von Scheich Omar Jabouri, Sprecher der Irakischen Islamischen Partei (Hizb al-Islami al-Airaqi) und Mitglied des weit verbreiteten und einflussreichen Ja... read more..

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