Now With Liberal McChrystal Gone, Michael Yon Is Going Back To Afghanistan

Michael Yon reports on his website today: Michael Yon has been invited to embed again by both Great Britain and the US. Michael Yon isn’t a correspondent who sparks a neutral reaction in the reader. You either love him or you don’t. There’s not much of an in-between.

In April Yon’s embed in Afghanistan ended abruptly. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, was in charge and some of Yon’s fans blamed the general. The official reason given was “overcrowding by journalists.”

In a dispatch announcing the change, Yon wrote, “Haven’t seen a journalist in weeks.”

In the preceding month, Yon had pulled no punches in his dispatches, criticizing Canadian Brig. Gen. Daniel Ménard who commanded Task Force Kandahar. Yon took some heat for that one too, until the truth came out.

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One Response to Now With Liberal McChrystal Gone, Michael Yon Is Going Back To Afghanistan

  1. […] like Michael was right. One of the first things Gen Petraeus did was invite Michael Yon back to the war — Might not seem like a perk, but Michael sees it as […]

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