In today’s From the Front: (Click on link to read stories highlighted below) This post is courtesy of The Thunder Run Dispatches: CounterInsurgency Center: WHO GIVES A DAMN ABOUT COIN? The Unknown Soldiers: True grit Red Bull Rising: RE: the B.C.T.–Tell You What It Means to Me The Kitchen Dispatch: Damned Fine Thoughts On “Restrepo.” Worth Reading! Home From Iraq: Who Fought the Iraq War: Coming Home the Hard Way Helmand Blog – Afghanistan: Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Day Out in Kabul Corporal Matthew Olsson: Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) Army.mil: Military Child of Year learns life lessons from late father the semi-normal, day-to-day life of a female marine: I Hate MCMAP A Little Pink in a World of Camo: Discussions The Captain’s Journal: Bad Developments in Iraq Kandahar Diary: Hardening Up News from the Home Front: Brigade that sustained soldiers in Iraq starts coming home – Navy SEAL McCabe Found Not Guilty – News from the Front: Iraq: Abducted Kurdish Writer Is Found Dead in Iraq – USF-I Deputy Commanding General Hosts Camp Cropper Detainee Facility Transfer Conference – Afghanistan: Afghans Hopeful for Peaceful Future, U.S. Leaders Say – Marja Success Proves New Afghan Strategy, Officials Say – Nato gambles on collaboration with Ahmad Wali Karzai in Kandahar – Too few Afghans ready to take over in Taliban strongholds, Senate panel is told – Top-Level Afghan Delegation to Visit Washington – U.S. calls Marja offensive a success – Dutch Afghan experience a lesson for Harper? – First Afghan Corrections Officers Graduate in Parwan – IJC Operational Update, May 7 – Officials urge US to send more troops to Pak following bungled Times Square bombing – Australian troops confirm capture of Taliban commander Atiqullah – Pak Taliban supports Shahzad’s ‘noble’ work, but disowns him – Taliban commander Mullah Atiqullah captured in Afghanistan – Taliban’s Kandahar killings hurt governance – U.S. – Karzai may face hostile audience in US Congress – Poll reveals more Afghan anger at NATO – Police commander shot dead – The Thunder Run’s From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatched from the front and the home front.