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Michael Yon, an entrepreneurial journalist of astonishing clarity of perception and power of expression, in his book, Moment of Truth in Iraq, shows us the relationship between producers, predators, and guardians, and explains how understanding that relationship is at the heart of effective civilized counter-insurgency.
A fascinating portion of the book quotes a letter from George Washington to Benedict Arnold about how to win a counter-insurgency campaign.
"I may well have spent more time embedded with combat units in Iraq than any other journalist alive. I have seen this war Ð and our part in it Ð at its brutal worst. And I say the transformation over the last 14 months is little short of miraculous." Michael Yon, Spring 2008
Yon explains why and how this transformation occurred. His writing is financially supported by his readers, and he has no obligation to anyone.
Moment of Truth in Iraq, Richard Vigilante Books, 2008
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April 16, 2008; edited/updated November 19, 2016