Earlier this morning, I had an opportunity to interview Michael Yon live from northern Helmand Province in Afghanistan, where he has embedded with a British infantry unit in the new aggressive push to fight the Taliban in their stronghold. Michael just returned from a mission when he called, and had plenty to say about the new effort, the fine British unit to which he’s attached himself, and the state of media coverage of the Af-Pak theater.

Michael Yon delivers independent reports from the battlefields of the war on terror, which are entirely reader-supported. Please be sure to visit his site to contribute to that effort in order to keep us abreast of the realities on the ground. At the moment, Michael has a series of photo essays that are just outstanding, so don’t miss them.

Update: Link fixed.  Now go to Michael’s site!