From the Front, 05-14-10 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: Kandahar Diary: Canadian Parking Drills, Eh… Michael Yon: Penguins of Afghanistan A Major’s Perspective: It’s The Little Things Bouhammer: Does General McChrystal read Bouhammer: The DADT controversy split amongst milbloggers Army Blogger Wife: You know a deployment is looming when…. Gretchen Peters: Afghanistan’s poppy crop threatened by a tiny foe Capt. Henry Brewster: Personal Identity in a War Zone Fire and Ice: Something Old, Somethings New Family Matters Blog: Blogger Continues Parenting Challenge Lance Corporal Ashley Jones: The worrying wait Lance Corporal Richard Savage: Frustrations of the stag Bruce R: A couple notes in passing Helmand Blog – Afghanistan: Coldstream Guards and Afghan Security Forces patrol together in Helmand Home From Iraq: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Home From Iraq: Medals and Changes of Command IraqPundit: Confusion Continues Kerplunk: In Defense of Stream of Consciousness Kit Up!: The Hardcore Insurgent Kit Kit Up!: SITREP: Kit Up! Embed (Bagram) Bill Roggio: 41 Taliban killed in heavy fighting in Afghan north Red Bull Rising: The Long War and Long Good-byes Two Brothers, Two Countries, One Army: Another Deployment, Another Year of Fun The Unknown Soldiers: Witness to sacrifice The Unknown Soldiers: Sergeant in charge Noah Shachtman: Unlimited Talk, Only $679 Million: Inside the No-Bid Deal for Afghan Interpreters The Captain’s Journal: Counterinsurgency: Can it be something other than Population-Centric? CJ: DADT Statement From Other Milbloggers Cassandra: “Milbloggers” Not United on DADT Repeal News from the Home Front: 70 area National Guard troops set to leave for training, then deployment to Afghanistan – Army Releases April Suicide Data – DOD Announces Release of Net Generation Guide – News from the Front: Iraq: Iraq’s New Qaeda “War Minister” Vows Attacks – New al-Qaida in Iraq Chief Vows Blood-Soaked Days – Attacks Kill 10 In Baghdad – Despite political uncertainties in Iraq, U.S. sticking with drawdown plan – New Security Team Arrives at Kirkuk – Afghanistan: Taliban Find Safe Haven In Pakistan’s Karachi – Can Obama save his Afghanistan surge? – Combined Force Kills Dozens of Insurgents – Protesters Say NATO Attack Killed Afghan Civilians – Afghans Protest Deadly U.S. Raid – Karzai Ends US Visit With Tribute to Fallen Soldiers – In speech, Karzai, expresses satisfaction with outcome of Washington visit – Troops likely to see spike in fighting – Leaders Put Different Face on Afghan Drive – IJC Operational Update, May 14 – Crackdown warning for Afghan security firms – Taliban to cash in as blight boosts price of Afghan heroin – Mysterious ‘White Taleban’ strike fear in village hearts – 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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