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The Glenn and Helen Show: Michael Yon Reports on the Surge


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The surge is well underway in Iraq, and by some reports it's already making a big difference. Glenn Reynolds and Helen Smith contacted the blogosphere's man-on-the-spot in Baghdad, Michael Yon, by satellite phone, and got his take on how things are going. Click "More..." to listen. Brought to you by Volvo.

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March 22, 2007 - 4:20 am

The Glenn and Helen Show: Michael Yon Reports on the Surge

Some important bits: The dispersal of troops out of big bases and into Iraqi neighborhoods has had a big impact — somewhat like the “community policing” approach in New York and elsewhere — and is generating a lot more intelligence and assistance from ordinary Iraqis. “Just being there makes a huge difference,” says Yon. But don’t expect overnight results: “The surge itself will go on well past summer,” and it’ll be Fall before we can tell if the trends are good or bad.

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