From the Front, 05-12-10 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: A Little Pink in a World of Camo: My Mother’s Day Bouhammer: Guest Blogger, Albert W; The Problem with ANA NCO Selection Lieutenant General Shir Mohammad Karimi: Why Afghanistan Army Blogger Wife: I’m ready for a vacation IraqPundit: Another Sectarian War? Family Matters Blog: Programs Aim to Help Guard Youth Bill Roggio and Alexander Mayer: US air campaign in Pakistan zeros in on North Waziristan, Bahadar – Last of Iraqis: (VIDEO) Mercy…mercy…mercy God Loving A Soldier Blog: Impeccable Timing- A Mil Spouse Day surprise Rajiv Srinivasan: Taking a Breather Ramblings from a painter: Into the Groove At Home Terry Glavin: The U.S. to Afghanistan: ‘We Will Not Abandon You.’ War is Boring: The Justice/Peace Divide War, the military, COIN and stuff: Pentagon’s IED Chief Comes Out Swinging Kit Up!: iPhone in the Zone: Yes We Can! The Burn Pit: Legislating Fear Mountain Runner: Wikileaks seeks US Military Email Addresses News from the Home Front: 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation Announced – US Support for Democracy Key to Improving Muslim Relations – U.S. Republican doubts Taliban link to New York plot – News from the Front: Iraq: Iraq Killing Spree Targets Tribal Chiefs, Government Workers – After Iraq attacks, security forces describe hardships at Baghdad checkpoints – Iraqi Vetting Commission to End Election Work – Iraqi Deal to End De-Baathification – Iraqi security forces say politicians were behind Iraq attacks – Afghanistan: Pakistani officials know where Osama bin Laden hiding – Pakistani insurgents’ connection to Times Square bomb attempt still not found – US Missile Strikes Kill 24 in NW Pakistan – U.S. lost in Afghan vote – A fence-mending agenda for President Obama and Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai – Taliban Claims Killing of Afghan Prison Official – Little progress on installing electronic surveillance systems in Afghanistan – Rebel Group Rejects Likely Afghan Exile Offer – US will not abandon Afghan people, Clinton tells Karzai – Obama, Karzai Seek To Improve US-Afghan Ties – Afghanistan wants to be designated a significant U.S. ally – Afghanistan’s Karzai to urge caution as U.S. pushes to empower local leaders – Tribal elders asked to expel Pak Taliban living as IDPs – Gas used against Afghan schools – Afghan secret police chief fired over torture of detainee, top soldier testifies – The Thunder Run’s From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatched from the front and the home front.
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