In today’s From the Front: (Click on link to read stories highlighted below) This post is courtesy of The Thunder Run. Dispatches: Michael Yon: Big Guns Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: Taliban attack Peshawar police ANNA BADKHEN: Afghanistan’s Little Men Army Blogger Wife: Deployment Question #15–Can I go too? Army Live: (VIDEO) Sledgehammer Soldiers 6 months in TIM HSIA: America’s Multiethnic Military Corey Mindlin USArmy: Why is it? David Bellavia: Veterans Take the Fight to Westboro Whackos the semi-normal, day-to-day life of a female marine: PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma Bruce R: Afghan army marksmanship: quality vs quantity Sargeant Stewart McCrone, Quick Reaction Force Commander, 16 Signals Unit at Camp Souter, Kabul: QRF Bill Roggio: US-born cleric Awlaki ‘proud’ to have taught al Qaeda operatives Loving A Soldier Blog: Allergies and more LTC John: Good works, and good music New Girl on Post: Back In The Boot Ramblings from a painter: Skip Has Left The Building LTC Rich Phillips: More Photos Sic Semper Tyrannis: Iraqi election Aftermath: Sectarian Bombings Terry Galvin: Ending Afghanistan’s Agony: “Our Afghan Comrades Speak Out.” Unambiguously Ambidextrous: Robert Semrau On Trial For Murdering “Soldier”? The Unknown Soldiers: Quiet patriotism, out of the spotlight Wings Over Iraq: The Difference War, the military, COIN and stuff: Can Banning Ammonium Nitrate Help Curb IEDs in Afghanistan? American Ranger: Big Problems in Afghanistan The Captain’s Journal: Chasing the Enemy This Ain’t Hell: Stop pretending that you care, at least it will make you honest. News from the Home Front: Local families still waiting for their soldiers to come home DoD Agrees to Submit Some Fort Hood Documents to Senate Administration continues to defy Senate subpoena for Fort Hood documents – Pace of Changes Clouds Future, Mullen Says Slain Nevada deputy had just returned from Afghanistan News from the Front: Iraq: Report Details Torture at Secret Baghdad Prison Sunni – Backed Vote Winner Seeks Caretaker Government – Former PM Urges Interim Government in Iraq Clinton urges Iraq to ‘speedily’ form government Obama Sticks to a Deadline in Iraq Afghanistan: Military Disputes Taliban on Korangal Valley Outpost Would-be Pakistan suicide bomber tells all Five Policemen Killed In Pakistan Car Bomb Attack UAE Jails Six For Funnelling Money to Taliban Roadside Bomb Kills 12 Civilians In Afghanistan Pentagon taking closer look at Afghan intel unit U.S. Begins Inquiry on Spy Network in Pakistan Case of teenage militant moves toward tribunal trial Afghanistan denies police role in killing of U.N. staffers Transfer of Authority in Helmand Province Afghan Victory Day Celebrated in Kabul IJC Operational Update, April 28 Terrorist attacks spike in Pakistan, Afghanistan – Four policemen killed, six injured in suicide attack on check post in NWFP Taliban “Ready for the Assault” in Kandahar Afghan deputy trade minister calls for Iran’s cooperation in investment Rocket hits Kabul City U.S. plan to arm Afghan militia founders on tribal rivalries Taliban protection payoffs denied by contractor Afghans Mark Anniversary Of Mujahedin Victory Roadside bomb kills 12 civilians in Afghanistan The Thunder Run’s From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatched from the front and the home front.