We’ve had the honor of speaking with Michael Yon many times from the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan these past five years. Last night, we caught up with Michael while he is in Thailand, recharging his batteries before returning to the front lines of the war in Afghanistan early next year.

I checked the archives because I recalled a rather grim assessment of Afghanistan Michael gave us. That was back in August 2006. I wondered if after all these years, and lives, how he felt about the situation today. Michael was exceedingly cautious, but he did say that under the command of U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus things are starting to improve. What’s not improving is the Afghan’s ability to govern themselves, starting at the top with President Karzai.

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