In Iraq, a storm before the calm

April saw 49 U.S. casualties in Iraq, the highest total in seven months. Does this mean, as some insist, that the enormous progress we have made since the start of the military surge is being lost?

As one who has spent nearly two years with American soldiers and Marines and British Army troops in Iraq – having returned from my last trip a month ago – here’s my short answer: no.

Read Michael Yon’s whole article here.

Michael Yon is an independent journalist and former green beret who has spent more time embedded with the troops in Iraq than any other journalist.  His timely book “Moment of Truth in Iraq” is reviewed in our “Recommended Reading/Viewing section.

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