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: Droning On Bouhammer: Corruption is creating our enemies AfghaniDan, Part II: Kabul to meet you Army Blogger Wife: Deployment Question #24–We have a date Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: Afghan jirga backs Taliban talks Thomas Barfield: Is Afghanistan ‘Medieval’? Army Live: What’s your social strategy? Battle Rattle: An artist in Afghanistan better when we’re together: 1 year ago – June 3, 2009 Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq: Book Review: WAR by Sebastian Junger Ssg B: He Gave His Life For Them…..They Are Hesitant to Give up a Few Coach Seats The day-to-day, semi-normal life of a female marine: First British Soldiers pass Female Engagement Course in Helmand Helmand Blog – Afghanistan: Engineers and logisticians busy building in Helmand IraqPundit: The Truth Hurts Kit Up!: No MultiCam for the Rakkasans The Kitchen Dispatch: Film Review: “Restrepo” Knights of Afghanistan: Tough Choices Bill Roggio: Al Qaeda operative killed in South Waziristan strike Loving a Soldier Blog: Am I the only one who sizes up potential Army wife friends? Andi: Our Emotional Relationship With Food The Unknown Soldiers: Standing beside us War is Boring: Columbia City Paper: With Friends Like These Noah Shachtman: Army Plans $100 Million Special Ops HQ in Afghanistan The Captain’s Journal: Campaign for Kandahar Won’t Look Like War Kings of War: Cohesion in coin News from the Home Front: Seeing a fallen soldier home Transportation Unit Works to Remain Anonymous Drawdown Triples Theater Logistics Mission Vietnam Veteran Mentors Soldiers in Iraq DOD Announces Ohio and Washington National Guard HRFs Self-Inflicted Defeat News from the Front: Iraq: Drawdown in Iraq: The Lights Are Going Out Remembering Iraq White House seeks cash back for Iraqi forces U.S. military’s castoffs become sought-after items at yard sales across Iraq U.S. Withdrawal on Schedule, General Says Afghanistan: Afghan jirga proposes peace commission to end war Afghan delegates continue peace talks Afghan police corruption is fuelling insurgency US, India commit to creating a stable, pluralistic Afghanistan Afghan jirga to call for peace with Taliban Rocket attack on NATO hub in southern Afghanistan Karzai set to win jirga support over Taliban moves Eight civilians killed in fighting, bombing 3 policemen injured in clashes Cop, ANA soldiers killed in Maidan Afghan women’s invisible struggle for rights Canada could fill training role in Afghanistan post-2011, MPs say U.S. ‘secret war’ expands globally as Special Operations forces take larger role Pakistan to crack down on banned militant groups NATO Commands at ‘Critical Moment’ The Thunder Run’s From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatches from the front and the home front.