EMBEDDED BLOGGER BILL ARDOLINO reports from a night raid with the Iraqi Army.

In our podcast interview yesterday, Michael Yon said that the Iraqi Army has made dramatic improvements since last year. This would seem to support that, though he also notes some remaining issues. And have you noticed how much firsthand Iraq reporting we’re getting from bloggers these days?

UPDATE: Reader C.J. Burch emails: “Funny thing, bloggers also seem to find sources that don’t work for the insurgency. I wonder how they manage that?”