Published September 23, 2011
Many Americans have died in these vineyards.
Published September 16, 2011
Part of building new roads and outposts includes cutting down trees. Explosives are the chainsaw of war, and so naturally the troops have been cutting down trees with plastic explosives and detonation cord which thunder daily here
Published September 15, 2011
Three 82mm rockets hit base this morning, causing two wounded, but that’s about it so far today other than some potshots off base. Well, before I could finish this short dispatch there was an IED strike with about 120 pounds of explosives.
Published August 22, 2011
The helicopters landed in Taliban country after midnight. This was not a community outreach moment. Commanders expected serious resistance and casualties were likely. In broad strokes, the two-day mission amounted to a “shaping operation.” Task Force Spartan is successfully using such missions to build outposts in the various hearts of Taliban-controlled areas. Most of these areas have never been tamed, largely due to insufficient troop commitments early in this war.
Published August 08, 2011
The men here can be seen saluting senior officers, while saying, "Sir, with your shield or on it." This is the mantra of Task Force Spartan.
Published July 26, 2011
Late last night, a courageous Afghan journalist named Mustafa Kazemi emailed an image of the boy that Mustafa said had been murdered. Afghans are enraged. They hate this behavior as much as we do. The boy appears to have had his eyes gouged out before being strangled to death.
Published March 30, 2011
I was with many other soldiers from 5/2 Stryker Brigage Combat Team in Afghanistan. My overall impression was very positive.
Published March 23, 2010
As two pilots geared up to fly from Kandahar to neighboring Helmand to support a British unit, Michael Yon takes an up-close look at the fantastically agile and advanced A-10 Warthog.
Published October 20, 2009
I have developed a strong belief that the war is winnable, though at this rate we will lose. We need more troops and effort in Afghanistan—now—and the commitment must be intergenerational.
Published August 31, 2009
Michael Yon, an independent journalist and former Green Beret, is in Afghanistan reporting on the war against Al Qaeda terrorists and the Taliban. Here is a portion of his latest dispatch exclusively for FOXNews.com.