Michael Yon

Michael Yon is a former Green Beret, native of Winter Haven, Fl. who has been reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan since December 2004.  No other reporter has spent as much time with combat troops in these two wars.  Michael’s dispatches from the frontlines have earned him the reputation as the premier independent combat journalist of his generation.  His work has been featured on “Good Morning America,” The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, ABC, FOX, as well as hundreds of other major media outlets all around the world.

Golden Seconds: Open Letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and President Barack Obama.

My latest, Men at War: Come Home with Your Shield, or On It.

The Snapper CIVCAS (civilian casualties) are a huge problem for our side and for the enemy. The enemy causes far more CIVCAS but as outsiders our mistakes have a more toxic psychological effect....

Dispatch: Gobar Gas by Michael Yon Download the full article: Dispatch: Gobar Gas Brunei, Afghanistan, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam 08 June 2010 A Gurkha Idea Among the more interesting coalition...

We all are aware that war leads to difficult situations. In regard to detainees, we've seen terrorists released only to strike again. Yet in the interest of justice we are concerned about detaining...

Dispatch: An Afghan Story by Michael Yon Download the full article: An Afghan Story Published 9 May 2010 If normal life were a river, most days would likely be a slow-moving, meandering passage. But...