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Michael Yon’s night work

Michael Yon, the Lone Ranger of war correspondents, has posted a lovely series of photos taken at night. It strikes me that this really is a new area of war coverage, being able to use light sensitive cameras to take precisely detailed shots of warfare in the dark hours.

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Michael Yon, the Lone Ranger of war correspondents, has posted a lovely series of photos taken at night. It strikes me that this really is a new area of war coverage, being able to use light sensitive cameras to take precisely detailed shots of warfare in the dark hours.

Michael Yon, the Lone Ranger of war correspondents, has posted a lovely series of photos taken at night. It strikes me that this really is a new area of war coverage, being able to use light sensitive cameras to take precisely detailed shots of warfare in the dark hours.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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