Michael Yon is Playing War
For more than a week, I've been trying to finish the Battle for Mosul Part IV. Meanwhile, the battle for Mosul is still on. Writing about this war takes a back seat to living it. Yesterday, for instance, there was fighting and one of our brother units lost a young soldier in battle.
Often I am asked to withhold information due to the immediate sensitivty. And so, I never release the slightest hint. But then somebody in Baghdad--three steps removed from the action here in Mosul-- releases it to CNN and the rest of the world.
It is not an Online Magazine because it doesn't have any stories and he barely tell us anything significant from day to day. Please, enough "I'm so caught up in the real deal so everybody else gets the story before me although they weren't there but I'm working on this really big thing." Catch the day, tell us what you see and please don't expect we'll be interested in part V-X of a battle we hardly will remember by the time you've managed to pick up your thoughts from where you left them.