Michael Yon is back in Iraq, where he’s been for over a month now. We caught up to him via satellite phone this afternoon and got his views on the surge (it will be “unlike anything we’ve seen before”), the status of Iraqi security forces (they’ve made “tremendous progress” since he was there last year, but things are “still dicey”), evidence of Iranian involvement in terror attacks in Iraq, what the Iraqi public thinks, and much more. Plus a couple of “normal explosions” in the background.

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