Greetings,I just finished Moment of Truth in Iraq tonight. I highly recommend you buy it and give it a read. Michael Yon comes at the Iraq war from a middle of the road perspective, politically, so his view of it should be read by all.
The trend lines are clear.
war seems to be winding-down. At this rate it is entirely conceivable that at the end of 2008 we will be able to say, in good conscience, that the Iraq war has ended. Iraq
Of course this is speculation.
Grabbing headlines today is the news that
is drawing down it’s forces from Australia . The Australian military is comprised of some of the finest soldiers in the world. Yet the Australian government’s commitment to the war in Iraq has been militarily insignificant. The loss of the Australian military contingent is strategically irrelevant. Iraq
I’m in constant communications with forces on the ground in
. al-Qaeda continues to be hammered into the dirt. The Iraq Army has demonstrated great competence in Iraq . They are at the fore front of destroying al-Qaeda in Sadr City province. Nineveh
Washington Post reports growing success in
by the Basra security forces. Violence in Iraq is reaching an all time low, perhaps lower than at anytime in several decades. But make no mistake Iraq and it’s people have been ravaged by decades of war. Finally they are getting their chance at freedom thanks to the sacrifice of the men and women who have set them free from tyrants. With any luck, on my next trip to Iraq I will see little to no combat. Iraq
There are several new dispatches on the website. Free copies of Moment of Truth in Iraq are available with a one year subscription to Town Hall Magazine.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Michael Yon email update
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