I have written about Michael Yon before. He is an independent reporter who has spent the last several years embedded with Allied forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. His writing is blunt and unapologetic, and it is fascinating. If you really want to hear how the war is proceeding, read his blog – his continued presence in the war zone is dependent upon donations. Here is an aricle I just read titled, The Kopp-Etchells Effect.” He combines brilliant photography with riveting narrative to describe his time embedded with British troops in Afghanistan.