Tag: Michael Yon
“Afghan peanut butter turns treads into sleds,” is war correspondent Michael Yon’s caption on this photo of a combat vehicle stuck in the mud in his post Amber of War. It’s an old lesson the Pentagon seems never to have learned. I slept in the mud in Vietnam a few times on night ambush in [...]
Peter Van Uhm, defense chief for the Netherlands, explains to an audience of his elite countrymen, why he chose, instead of a brush, a camera, or a pen to make a career as a solider: “…not to shoot, not to kill, not to destroy, but to stop those who would do evil, to protect the [...]
Incredible report from Afghanistan correspondent Michael Yon that our Army Medevacs are delayed in getting to their patients (find it in the first four minutes of this Glenn Reynolds interview with Yon). Delayed, that is, because they have to wait for Apache gunship escorts. Not because the landing zones are especially hot but because the [...]
Invited, at least. Hope Michael does embed in Afghanistan again. Maybe we can find out what’s really going on out there.
Looks like he has been. This is what I meant by bickering generals. With this funny observation about the legacy media from Instapundit: “Under a Republican President, it’s listen to the generals. Under a Democratic President, it’s all about civilian control of the military.” UPDATE: The most amazing thing about the McChrystal affair is how [...]
I’m still sending him a donation every month, and I have enjoyed his recent work, mostly photo essays from Afghanistan Good ones. I’m not necessarily concerned that his embed has abruptly ended, or that some milbloggers are coming down on him for his recent subsequent condemnation of Allied and NATO C.O. Gen. McChrystal. The concomitant [...]
Michael Yon’s latest: In search of water in Afghanistan’s desert of death.
The latest from Michael Yon on the oft-ignored Afghanistan campaign.
C-130s now have digital flight decks, and six-bladed composite propellers. At least the C-130Js do. More here in the latest from Michael Yon in Afghanistan.
Freelance war correspondent Michael Yon doesn’t explain the use of this teepee in Afghanistan except to say that it’s a memorial to an American unit’s war dead. MY’s apparently in need of money to continue. He’s still worth it. I’m still sending him some. You should too. (Uh, actually he does explain the teepee. The [...]