It doesn't surprise me that most "journalists" continue to republish this nonsense, because most of the US media these days seems to think that cutting and pasting from press releases constitutes journalism. Not one of them has apparently tried this simple test to see if it was possible. Nobody fact-checks any more.
But it does surprise and disappoint me that Michael Yon is involved. This is now the second time he's promoted this absolute nonsense, and he should be ashamed.