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Michael Yon

COMBAT CORRESPONDENT | AUTHOR | PHOTOGRAPHER  

Providing unfiltered recon from the frontlines of the world’s most complex and chaotic global conflicts. 

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About Michael

At age 19, Michael Yon became the one of the youngest people ever to successfully complete Green Beret training. Over the next six years he learned what it takes to be accepted into one of the United States’ elite and unconventional warfare units. His Green Beret experience taught him the art of observing and surviving in the most dangerous environments on earth. Combining his skills as a writer and a photographer, and with the encouragement of fellow veterans, Michael began his correspondent career by traveling to Iraq in December of 2004. That was the first step in his nearly 20 year journey—traveling the globe to report on world events firsthand. He has traveled to more than 80 countries including China, India, Bhutan and Vietnam.

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“Combat is one form of confrontation. I choose another way.”

We all seek truth in chaos. When Michael embeds with the people on the front lines, he gains critical insights into complex conflicts. Then, with your support, he conveys those insights back to you. Be a part of the community that values, follows and shares this comprehensive search for truth. Your financial support is key to skirting the information gatekeepers. 

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On The Frontlines

Digging for the truth from the ground up.

From February 2020, this trailer features action-packed footage of the Hong Kong anti-government protests. Michael spent six months on the ground in Hong Kong during the peak of the conflict to evaluate and document the situation. With an extensive background in global insurgencies, Michael is equipped to provide expert and unique analyses of crisis situations.