Moment of Truth in Iraq: How a New "Greatest Generation" of American Soldiers is Turning Defeat and Disaster Into Victory and Hope

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Richard Vigilante Books, 2008 - History - 227 pages
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The American soldier is why General David Petraeus's brilliant strategy of moving soldiers off isolated bases and out among the Iraqi people worked. Worked to find and kill terrorists, reclaim neighborhoods and help lead Iraq to democracy. Iraqis respect strength. They saw that American soldiers are great-hearted warriors who rejoice in killing Al Qaeda terror gangs that took over whole cities, raped too many women and boys, cut off too many heads. But Iraqis also discovered that these great warriors are even happier rebuilding a clinic, school or neighborhood. They learned from the American soldier that the most dangerous man in the world could be the best man too. - Follow the great Deuce Four battalion that became the center of a warrior cult dreaded by terrorists and revered by Iraqis. - Read about an elite Iraqi SWAT team taking down a terror cell for the murder of four American soldiers and a brave Iraqi guide. - Occupiers, not liberators? Tell that to the wounded Iraqi interpreter, who, convinced he was about to die, begged his U.S. commander to have his heart cut out and buried in America.

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Review: Moment of Truth in Iraq: How a New 'Greatest Generation' of American Soldiers is Turning Defeat and Disaster into Victory and Hope

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

The Moment of Truth In Iraq is a very nice read. Great combination of action, and background. This is a nice perspective of the progress, strategy and intelligence as the US forces worked with the ... Read full review

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User Review  - William Mayes - Goodreads

Michael Yon is a independent photographer and writer. His photos and telling of his time early in the Iraq war is honest and riveting. He is the photographer who took the famous picture of the marine ... Read full review


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Internationally renowned for his battlefield dispatches and photographs seen by tens of millions of readers around the world, Michael Yon is hands down the best, most exciting, most experienced battlefield reporter working today. He has often gone head to head with the top brass and was actually shut out of Iraq for months when the U.S. military decided it did not like what he was writing. But the fighting officers and soldiers Yon covers know this former Green Beret stands with them. Our soldiers lead him to the hottest spots and most crucial campaigns when other less trusted journalists are left behind. Yon's career has been extraordinary. When Yon first embedded with the US Army in Baquba, Iraq in December 2004 he was virtually unknown, his dispatches appearing exclusively on his website Michael Yon's Online magazine. Within months Yon's combination of fierce independence, willingness to go into the heart of battle, his "vivid ??? shocking and mesmerizing" reportage and his hair-raising battlefield photos had made him famous not only on the web but around the world. Ever since then the mainstream media have been following Michael Yon's lead as he finds the stories that matter.Yon's dispatches have been featured on major news websites, including, Time Online, MSNBC, ABC News, CNN, and CBS and now appear regularly on Fox News.comYon himself has appeared live on CBS Early Morning, ABC Good Morning America, CNN's The Week at War, and Fox News, as well as such Top Talk Radio as Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Dennis Miller, Hugh Hewitt and more than 100 additional shows. Yon's photographs have been seen around the world and have appeared on the front pages of more than 50 major US daily newspapers, including the Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Post, and the Washington Times. Yon's reputation for independence and objectivity gave him supreme credibility when he was the first battlefield reporter in Iraq to warn that the country was spiraling into civil war in 2005.That same reputation will stand him in good stead as he reports on the "Moment of Truth In Iraq" in March 2008

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