Monthly Archive

2008
Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 716 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

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TF 2-7 IN Feb Newsletter

LTC Doug Crissman forwarded me their February Newsletter with the following message: Families, Friends, and Supporters of TF 2-7 Infantry - I’ve attached the latest edition of our Newsletter for yo... read more..

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RUBS: 04-Feb-2008

After the meeting in South Baghdad neighborhood (Mulhallah 840) described in my previous RUBS dispatch, there was some drama between National Police (NP) and the Concerned Local Citizens (CLCs). But, ... read more..

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Michael's New Book

Order yourSpecial Signed Edition ofMichael Yon’s New BookMoment of Truth in IraqAnd help rush vital support to Michael’s mission Here’s what Michael says about his new book: “Moment of Truth in Iraq... read more..

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Men of Valor: Part VIII of VIII

[Note: The Men of Valor series derives from my second trip with the British Army in southern Iraq in 2007. The situation in the south has changed.  Overall, the Iraq situation continues to improv... read more..

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Missing Soldiers in Iraq

On January 26, 2008, GINA CHON of the Wall Street Journal wrote a story covering one of the missing soldiers in Iraq, Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Matthew Maupin. A week after his disappearance, Sgt. ... read more..

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The Battle for Mosul

On February 7, 2008, Charles Levinson of USA Today wrote a story covering a shift in al-Qaeda’s tactics in Mosul. “We were taking pretty sustained fire, but once you engage, they just disappear,” L... read more..

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Defence Daily Update - 7 February 2008

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Defence Daily Update - 8 February 2008

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RUBs: Photo of the Year?

Sunday, 10 February 2008  These words come to you from South Baghdad, where signs of progress are unmistakable. I am with 1-4 CAV in an area that was among the most dangerous in Iraq during... read more..

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Surgeon in Combat

“He arrived unconscious with no vital signs. Everyone tried but his blood was somewhere else A sniper shot. An unlucky shot. A cheap shot…. Please click here to read Tom Krisken’s complete Articl read more..

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AQI Losing Habitat in Iraq at Alarming Rate

An important article by Sudarsan Raghavan in the Washington Post shows how the AQI is coming to grips with their ever-shrinking habitat.  Al Qaeda is on the run. They are demoralized and bei... read more..

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Defence Daily Update - 11 February 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008 Latest UK Defence News * More Grenade Machine Guns for front line troops * Soldiers visit Mastiff factory * Eco-friendly dining for trainee sailors * Pay rise for everyon... read more..

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RUBs: Dinner with General Dubik

[Baghdad] One of the most important measures of progress in Iraq is the development of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). In order for our troops to draw down without squandering the tremendous recent g... read more..

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Defence Daily Update - 12 February 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Latest UK Defence News * IN PICTURES: Aggressive Marine patrols support Helmand healthcare * Ambush takes shape * New mosque for Afghan National Army * £35m contract all... read more..

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RUBs: 13-Feb-2008 Today in Iraq

Today brought interesting and frankly discouraging experiences with the Iraqi “judicial system.” More on that later. [Note: Dispatches this month will be in the RUBs condition: Raw Unedited and Bar... read more..

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Defence Daily Update - 13 February 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Latest UK Defence News * UK and Afghan forces seize tonne of opium * Trained killer guarding Camp Bastion * HMS Brecon begins life as Navy training ship * £17m makeover ... read more..

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Defence Daily Update - 13 February 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Latest UK Defence News * UK and Afghan forces seize tonne of opium * Trained killer guarding Camp Bastion * HMS Brecon begins life as Navy training ship * £17m makeov... read more..

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Dragon Soup

If you’ve closely followed the events in Iraq since the troop surge in 2007, then you’ve no doubt heard the term ‘counterinsurgency’ or the military acronym ‘COIN’ and how our forces have adapted to t... read more..


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RUBS: At Long Last Justice

[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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Defence Daily Update - 19 February 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Latest UK Defence News * British forces prepare Gambian troops for Darfur deployment * Soldier from 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment killed in Helmand * Prince’s farew... read more..

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BBC: Turkish Troops Cross the Border into Iraq

Turkish Troops Cross the Border into Iraq: After Turkish broadcaster NTV reported that 10,000 soldiers had crossed the border on Thursday, a Turkish military source confirmed for Reuters news agenc... read more..

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Mystery Audio I

During the early morning of 03 May 2007, I made this audio in Baghdad. Do you recognize this sound? Please feel free to guess…   During the early morning of 03 May 2007, I made this au... read more..

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Doves of Mosul

25 February 2008 On 23 February at FOB Marez in Mosul, I saw a dove on the ground. The bird was still alive but obviously sick. It looked up at me blinking, yet made no move to escape. The feathers w... read more..

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In Mosul, a Hopeful Partnership

Michael’s Comments: Josh Partlow from Washington Post was in Mosul last week. Mr. Partlow accurately portrays a small part of the Mosul puzzle: As illumination flares drifted down over the desola... read more..

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Return Policy

Return Policy If you are not happy with your MichaelYon-Online purchase for any reason, please contact us -- no later than five (5) days after receipt -- and let us know! If we have made a mistake, y... read more..

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Bright Idea–Iraqi Electricity

Bright Idea–Iraqi Electricity By Matt Sanchez Most of us expect something to happen when we plug in an appliance or flip a switch, but in Iraq flipping a switch to get power is a key part of fightin... read more..

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Defence Daily Update - 26 February 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 Latest UK Defence News * IN PICTURES: Royal Marines see steady progress in Sangin * HMS Endurance brings Antarctica to the classroom * Training Iraqis to take charge of th... read more..

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Air Force Banning Blogs

Important piece by Noah Shachtman on the blog ban: The Air Force is tightening restrictions on which blogs its troops can read, cutting off access to just about any independent site with the word “... read more..

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