From the Front, 05-20-10 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: 270 Days in Afghanistan: Texas A Little Pink in a World of Camo: A Little Sweaty Bouhammer: Calling all Afghanistan Veterans Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: Afghan government, Taliban meet in Maldives Family Matters Blog: Deployments are Challenging for Families Helmand Blog – Afghanistan: ANA raids capture eight suspected insurgents IraqPundit: Lists Fail to Hook Up IraqPundit: Iran’s Nukes Jamie McIntyre: Exclusive: First V-22 Combat Crash Likely “Pilot Error” Kerplunk: Advise and Assist Facepalm Kit Up!: Wonder Washing Your ACUs Kit Up!: Night Shoot With Mk-19 and 60mm Mortar The Kitchen Dispatch: Shadows of Change Knights of Afghanistan: Culture Shock The Life of the Wife: Cats, CF, and Texas Bill Roggio: Pakistani troops beat back latest Taliban assault in the northwest Bill Roggio: US troops repel complex Taliban assault on Bagram Airfield C.J.Chivers: In Ambush, a Glimpse of a Long Afghan Summer Red Bull Rising: Lots of Alliteration, and the Hiss of 11 S’s Two Brothers, Two Countries, One Army: Short and Sweet The Unknown Soldiers: Into the sunset Wired: Danger Room: Human Terrain Teams MIA in Afghanistan? News from the Home Front: The Counting Behind a Grim Milestone The Say-Do Gap and Obama’s Engagement Strategy Army brass will confront National Guard fairness complaints News from the Front: Iraq: Iraq’s political crisis disheartens the middle class Afghanistan: Some US troops in Afghanistan may patrol with no rounds chambered in weapons Three-way stalemate in Afghanistan Hamid Karzai’s half-brother accused over theft of Defence Ministry land Illiteracy, Corruption Hamper Afghan Police: NATO U.S. contractor killed, 9 soldiers wounded in Taliban attack on Bagram air base U.S. aims to protect innocent Afghan civilians first New U.S. troops arriving in Afghanistan quickly learn about challenges Bold Taliban Afghan attacks appear to send message 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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