In today’s From the Front: (Click on link to read stories highlighted below) This post is courtesy of The Thunder Run Kandahar Diary: Dear ‘Pissed Off’ in Kandahar… Michael Yon: An Afghan Story 270 Days in Afghanistan: Travel Bullet Wisdom: Why is a Coach Visiting Iraq Important? TIM HSIA: The Performance-Enhanced Military Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: Pakistani Taliban “behind” Times Square plot Fire and Ice: Finally Found Family Matters Blog: Son Presents the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Hellcat Betty: You are loved… Home From Iraq: Emergency Leave IraqPundit: Here We Go Again Omar @ Iraq the Model: Maliki at a Crossroads IraqPundit: Still Up In the Air Kit-Up!: Kit Up! is Heading to The Stan The Kitchen Dispatch: A Stand-In Mother’s Day Card Last of Iraqis: Time Square Bill Roggio: US airstrike kills 10 ‘rebels’ in North Waziristan MAJ Daneker: ILE: The First Weekend Wings Over Iraq: Misquote Madness Free Range International: Happy al-Faath Day Dena Yllescas: Once again, I apologize for my lack of writing! Helmand Blog – Afghanistan: New British Ambassador to Afghanistan visits Nad-e-Ali in Helmand province The Captain’s Journal: The Ghosts of Kandahar News from the Home Front: Gates: Cuts in Pentagon bureaucracy needed to help maintain military force – Holder Backs a Miranda Limit for Terror Suspects – Obama’s good luck terrorism strategy – U.S. blames Pakistani Taliban for Times Square bomb plot – News from the Front: Iraq: Maliki’s actions, and Obama’s inaction, threaten an Iraq democracy – KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks – Where Iraq Meets Iran, Guards See Shifting Lines – Partial Iraqi Election Tallies Sent for Approval – At Least 84 Killed in Attacks Across Iraq – Dozens Die In Iraq as Battered Qaeda Shows Strength – Coordinated Attacks Strike Baghdad – Report details depravity of SEALs’ accuser – Afghanistan: Six killed in US drone attack in NWA – How to manage Karzai – The military tries nation-building in Afghanistan – Afghan Violence Victims Want Voice in Peace Talks – Afghan Floods Kill 10, Destroy Hundreds of Homes – Shootings of Afghans on Rise at Checkpoints – US, Afghan officials shrug off Afghanistan Taliban’s threat of new offensive – Taliban to Launch Major Offensive In Afghanistan – Swift and bloody: the Taliban’s revenge – Fatal Fighting Pits Villagers and Taliban in Afghanistan – U.S. military runs into Afghan tribal politics after deal with Pashtuns – Tensions between Eikenberry, McChrystal will be focus of their Washington visit – Karzai Says Allies Have ‘Miles to Go’ – Obama makes personal diplomacy part of Afghan strategy – Karzai arrives in Washington as Taleban threaten fresh assault – New book reveals how Afghanistan led Obama to lose his cool – The Thunder Run’s From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatched from the front and the home front.