From the Front, 04-14-2010 by David Marron

Meant to post this yesterday… In today’s From the Front: (Click on link to read stories highlighted below) This post is courtesy of The Thunder Run Dispatches: Short Timers: Shameless promotion department A Major’s Perspective: Care Packages Afghanistan My Last Tour: Interview with Former Mujahedeen Commander Afghanistan My Last Tour: Corruption – My Last Straw Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: U.S. pulls out of perilous Afghan valley Elizabeth Rubin: Mother courage: being pregnant on the frontline Helmand Blog – Afghanistan: Gunners return home from Afghanistan Helmand Blog – Afghanistan: Household Cavalry Regiment receive Afghanistan medals Family Matters Blog: Top Wives Applaud Military Children IraqPundit: Someone Tell Maliki IraqPundit: Saudis Offer, um, Advice Jamie McIntyre: Pentagon Media Strategy– REVEALED! The Kitchen Dispatch: Steinbeck’s Friends and a chance but brief conversation about war Wes Bruer: Zazi case sheds light on US plot, Pakistan connections Loving A Soldier Blog: Encouraging New Army Wives with kindness, support and blessings… Dude in the Desert: 13 April 10 Close call? Christian Bleuer: What of Kyrgyzstan’s Ethnic Uzbeks? The Sandbox: UNDERWAY Andi: Are You Settled? Texas Music: The Villa The Unknown Soldiers: We remember Aurora Zach in Afghanistan: Stuck in Germany DAVID AXE: Time to “Crowdsource” Weapons Design What? Mermaids?: i miss you Nathan Hodge: Deadly Afghan Bus Shooting Spotlights Civilian Harm News from the Home Front: Oregon Guard soldiers lawsuit again war contractor KBR can go forward News from the Front: Iraq: Kurds revisit Anfal massacre Anti-American Demonstration in Najaf No, Minister Gates Assails Internet Group Over Attack Video Officials Say 9 / 11-Style Plot in Iraq Foiled Iraq’s Forces Prove Able, but Loyalty Is Uncertain Iraqi Medics Take Flight With MEDEVAC Training Mudhif Houses Capture Spirit of Iraqi Culture Afghanistan: Mother courage: being pregnant on the frontline 18-year-old Afghan women slain in campaign of fear British Election Issues: Frugality and Afghanistan The Way Ahead for Civilian and Military Efforts in Afghanistan Marines try unorthodox tactics to disrupt Afghan opium harvest U.S. and Pakistan adapt their approach on divisive issue of North Waziristan Officials Explain Afghanistan’s Complexity US Commander Says Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan Undermine Military Mission Gates Cites Importance of Preventing Civilian Casualties Afghan city fears greater Taliban presence ISAF Commander Patrols With Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team IJC Operational Update, April 13 Afghans, Provincial Reconstruction Teams Work Development Projects in the West Karzai to meet UN commission probing Benazir murder following Zardari’s request Karzai to appoint IEC, ECC chiefs soon Pentagon resumes full operations on Kyrgyz base MPs ask Karzai to name cabinet in 10 days Taliban claim inflicting casualties on Afghan forces 3 children killed in attack 60 m tons of food given to Khosan workers The Thunder Run’s From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatched from the front and the home front. This is not a secret post, please, post it on your blog, share it with your friends and families and anyone else who wants to know what is really going on in Iraq and Afghanistan and how our military families cope with this war. *end*
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