From the Front, 06-02-10 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 Handful of Dust: The Faint Whir of Death A Little Pink in a World of Camo: Home Sweet (Messy) Home Thomas Ruttig: Why Afghanistan’s Jirga Will Fail al Sahwa: The Start of a Counter Narrative Strategy Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: U.N. report criticizes U.S. drone strikes Battle Rattle: Lots of questions unanswered with Camp Leatherneck fire FaST Surgeon (in Afghanistan): Picture Of The Day – 02 JUN 2010 “Legacy” Helmand Blog – Afghanistan: US Marines commend bravery of Royal Air Force firefighters IraqPundit: It’s the Attacker Not the Attacked Knights of Afghanistan: Campaign Season, 2010 Knottie’s Niche: Take Luck Harding…I Miss You Son Bill Roggio: Newly minted Taliban shadow governor in Afghan north captured Red Bull Rising: Review: ‘Restrepo’ SemperFi Wife: Goodbye Deployment Mode! The Unknown Soldiers: ‘110 percent or not at all’ The Captain’s Journal: Marine Life in Afghanistan News from the Home Front: B-17 to drop flowers for CIA killed in Afghanistan U.N. Report Highly Critical of U.S. Drone Attacks U.N. report faults prolific use of drone strikes by U.S. U.N. official urges U.S. to stop CIA drone attacks on al-Qaeda and Taliban 2010 DACOWITS Committee Members Announced News from the Front: Iraq: Iraqi Kurdish Leader In Turkey For Landmark Visit Afghanistan: Three wounded in roadside bombing in W. Afghanistan Civilian, NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan Nato launches Afghan air strikes US seeks to balance India’s Afghanistan stake Expectations not so great for Karzai’s ‘peace jirga’ Proselytizing charges need fair probe Ministry signs contract for designing water reservoir Senate calls for trial of Governor and Police Chief ‘Attacks not to affect jirga’ Afghans begin second day of debate on peace plan with Taliban 20 Taliban dead in Orakzai Karzai escapes attempt on life Differences remain at Afghan peace conference Taliban Attacks Dominate First Day of Peace ‘Jirga’ Afghan leaders set to debate how to bring peace Punjabi Taliban have grown dangerous: Malik 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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