Monthly Archive

March 2008
Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 45 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.


Friday with Ambassador

From Dr. Moayad, an Iraqi cardiologist in South Baghdad: Many people in South Baghdad and other Sunni areas were upset when the Iraqi Prime Minster Nuri al-Maliki returned directly from London to Kar... read more..


Soldier makes helping Iraqi family personal mission

Multi-National Corps – Iraq Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory APO AE 09342 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE No. 20080303-01 March 3, 2008 By Master Sgt. Tim Volker 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment Public ... read more..


School Of Torture

Torture equipment included: Drills, blow torches, chains hanging from the walls and ceiling, blood trails, saws, drills, knives, weapons, masks, and handcuffs. An execution site outside of building… read more..


Stranded then Upgraded

Deborah Haynes is a writer paying her dues in Iraq. I’ve talked with Deborah on various occasions, and have added her voice to those I listen to about Iraq. Ms Haynes writes for the Times of London, ... read more..


America’s Favorite Mom Contest

From Soldier’s Angels Soldiers’ Angels is recruiting all members and friends to go to America’s Favorite Mom contest and vote for Patti Patton Bader. Registered members may vote once a day in the Mo read more..


Guitar Heroes

Michael Yon Mosul, Iraq 10 March 2008 Men crept in darkness to plant a bomb. They moved in an area where last year I was helping to collect fallen American soldiers from the battlefield. Terrorists... read more..


Important Words: General McCaffrey

Barry McCaffrey, a retired U.S. army general and adjunct professor of international affairs at West Point, discusses past failings and future options for success in Iraq five years after the war beg read more..


Thank You for Your Support

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Stake Through Their Hearts:

Killing al Qaeda March 2008Western Nineveh Province, IraqThe sun was setting over Nineveh as four terrorists driving tons of explosives closed on their targets. On August 14, 2007, the Yezidi village... read more..


Incompetence in the US Government

Karen DeYoung at Washington Post hits one out of the park: DeYoung and the Post demonstrate the importance of a free and vibrant press. A US Army officer disgustedly handed me a hard copy of this sto... read more..


Paul McLeary brings it home

On the Ground: The Grunts and The Press   This month marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. For many of the journalists who have covered it, it has been the story of their lifetim... read more..



Mike can you please tell us what is the status of a "terp", is he considered military or civilian? What happens if one is killed or injured, are their any form of death or disabilty benefits, for him... read more..


You're great!

Michael, I so enjoy your dispatches and greatly admire your courage and talent. I think I have signed up for you forthcoming book, but if I have not I intend to. George Witwer... read more..



Edge of the seat stuff, I always have to force myself to read slowly. The new website looks great, very professional and modern. I'm not quite used to the comments section, where is the line sayin... read more..



Michael, you continue to captivate us with your magnificent reportage. We can't imagine here how difficult your task is, but nevertheless we support your efforts wholeheartedly. Where other journalist... read more..


Proud American!

Thanks Michael for your sacrifice to bring the real story. Your descriptions of combat make me feel like I am there! It looks like al Qaeda is moving to China now from Iraq. Thought the U.S. media and... read more..


Stake through the heart

My son did 2 tours in Iraq - the second in Tal Afar with 3rd ACR who went in and cleaned the place out. Sure wish you were there reporting when he was.... read more..


"Yezidis threw rocks at them..."

"When Iraqi government officials arrived, Yezidis threw rocks at them, and the officials retreated." Am I missing something here? It's great that the Yezidis get along so well with visitors (the so read more..


Great report

The only reporting we get from the MSM is 4,000 deaths. No context. No evidence of success in our mission. The MSM reports the deaths like the dead were victims. Of course they were not victims. They ... read more..


The truth.

As usual, Michael, your reproting is captivating. It would be a nice change to hear this kind of reporting on the "main stream" media. The truth seems to evade those that claim to be the only place ... read more..


Saddam's Terror Links

"...Al Qaeda was apparently not in Iraq before this war... " There is a recently released Pentagon study of captured Iraqi documents that indicates Saddam's links to terror groups including al Qaed read more..


your great work!

Michael,! Thank you so much for telling us the unvarnished truth, which the vile and weak-kneed whimps at the NY Times/ABC-PBS/et al, are so frightened to tell our people. You and you alone are a ... read more..


your great work!

Michael,! Thank you so much for telling us the unvarnished truth, which the vile and weak-kneed whimps at the NY Times/ABC-PBS/et al, are so frightened to tell our people. You and you alone are a ... read more..


One of a kind

Thank you sir for years of excellent reporting. I've been proud to donate the little I could and pre-order your book. Your reportage keeps an old sarge in touch with a situation that both my son and s... read more..



WW II fighter pilot thanks you for your effort. The people you write about are the same as the ones I fought with. The only difference seems to be that their survival rate is a lot better than ours. O... read more..


Casualty contrast

Carol wrote: > I'm so glad there is such a contrast between the deaths in past conflicts and this one. 15,000 at Antietam, 2,500 at Omaha Beach, I was going to put British casualites at the Somme b... read more..



Look at the comments Michael gets. What other journalist get this kind of praise from the people? Michael's service is beyond invaluable as is the service of the U.S. Military. Thank you most of ... read more..


New website

Love the new website. It may be a good idea to incorporate a "glossery of terms" page that viewers can reference from time to time as they read through your dispatches. Keep up the amazing reporting... read more..


The 5th Estate, Keeping an Eye on the 4th Estate

Michael, where would we be without you (and several other outstanding bloggers). We'd be at the mercy of the MSM which, in "group think" fashion, have their head-ups shoved firmly up their collective... read more..



"Am I missing something here? It's great that the Yezidis get along so well with visitors (the soldiers), but it's disturbing that they still can't/don't trust THEIR government." The Yezidi are no read more..

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