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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Internationally acclaimed for his vivid shocking and intimate coverage, no reporter knows the battle zones of Iraq better than Michael Yon. The former Green Beret has been getting into the thick of it for years. Now Yon tells the true story of the surge --the last ditch effort of American and Iraqi soldiers to snatch Iraq back from the abyss.Yon has never been co-opted by Left or Right, Military or Media. In 2005, Yon was the first battlefield reporter to write that Iraq was spiraling into civil war. At one point Yon's truth-telling so infuriated the Army he was banished for months. So no one has more credibility reporting on the dramatic turnaround led by General David Petraeus and the still-critical dangers that will make 2008 the Moment of Truth in Iraq Richly illustrated with Yon's hair-raising battlefield photos, Moment of Truth in Iraq is both an urgent missive to Americans demanding answers, and a timeless chronicle of war.

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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

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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

Review: 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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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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