Two of our favorite and most frequent guests over the years have been independent citizen journalist Michael Yon (michaelyon-online.com) and Bruce McQuain from QandO.net and the #1 milblog Blackfive.net. He's also the man behind the Someone You Should Know series (http://www.punditreview.com/category/someone-you-should-know/).
When I have Michael on, I always invite Bruce because of his decades of experience in the Army. Tonight, when Michael made a comment about the reasons surrounding the rules of engagement, Bruce was there with an understanding of the implications for the soldiers carrying our those rules.
We caught up with Michael in Hong Kong where he welcomed the New Year. He was heading to the airport for home to the U.S. for a little rest and recovery. Michael has spent the past five years covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq like no other. He estimated spending about half of that time reporting from the front lines both embedded with military units and freelance, o