From the Front, 04-16-10, by David Marron

In today’s From the Front: (Click on link to read stories highlighted below) This post is courtesy of The Thunder Run Dispatches: Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: Quetta hospital blast kills 12 Awful, Beautiful Life: You know the saying… TIM HSIA: On Military Awards and Perceptions of Them Charlie Simpson’s War: Back in Kabul IraqPundit: Troubling Picture Bill Roggio: Effectiveness of US strikes in Pakistan “decreased 90 percent” since suicide strike on CIA Dude in the Desert: 16 April 10 Rajiv Srinivasan: Bachibas Rajiv Srinivasan: Putting the Seat Down She Who Waits: Blah. Joan D’Arc: The Big Bad Wolf The Torch: Second verse, same as the first Terry Glavin: The Forgotten Heroes From A Forgotten War The Unknown Soldiers: Remembering laughter Wings Over Iraq: On Clarity Bruce R: On the latest allegations The Captain’s Journal: Withdrawal from Korengal MAJ JF Sucher, MD: A Whisper News from the Home Front: IRS Grants Military Spouses Six-Month Extension to Pay 2009 Tax Pentagon to adopt uniform rules on guns Gates orders security fixes after Fort Hood case VA claims backlog scrutinized Attacks on Military Computers Cited Marine Says He’ll Continue to Post on Tea Party Facebook Page AG: US to shut Guantanamo prison ‘as quickly as we can’ News from the Front: Iraq: Guardsmen Perform Civic Duties in Iraq Afghanistan: IJC Operational Update, April 16 ANP, Coalition Medics Complete Phase I CLS Program Up to six dead in attack targeting foreigners in Afghanistan Afghan troops and foreigners killed in blast Brits Feared Dead After Afghan Bomb Blast 3 foreigners, 3 Afghan soldiers killed in Kandahar bombings US targets Pakistanis for funding Al Qaeda, Taliban Hidden lair of the Taliban Afghan officials accused of illegally detaining Italians over murder plot Petraeus says raids on Afghan Taliban leaders on rise 20,000 US troops moved through Russia Western countries ‘eyeing permanent bases’ 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.
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