In today’s From the Front: (Click on link to read stories highlighted below) This post is courtesy of The Thunder Run Dispatches:/strong> Tales From the Homefront: Digging in Tales From the Homefront: For my readers from USAISC A Little Pink in a World of Camo: Things I Miss Army Live: The “Marshall Plan” for Afghanistan The Canada-Afghanistan Blog: “A Broad, Multi-Partisan, National Interest Debate” Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: 2 drones strike NW Pakistan FaST Surgeon (in Afghanistan): 09 JUN 2010 “Fortress” Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace: Feeding Camels is Tiresome, Yet Important Task Fraser From Iraq: THE FREAKIN HEAT Bruce R: Sunk-cost fallacy watch From Cow Pastures To Kosovo: RESTREPO Screening at the Little Rock Film Festival with SGT Misha Pemble-Belkin & COL Bill Ostlund Helmand Blog – Afghanistan: Prime Minister pledges extra £67m to counter IEDs HERMANEUTICS: AFGHANISTAN: SSG Wise IraqPundit: Iraqi Voters Were Clear Jalalabad Fab Lab blog: yes, yes I’m alive and in Jalalabad Jamie McIntyre: Accountability at Arlington Kerplunk: Perma Soldier Skillz Kit Up!: UK Royal Marines Get First Sharpshooter Rifles Kit Up!: New Army Carbine Specs Revealed Knight of Afghanistan: Defenestrations Knights of Afghanistan: Ice Cream Music Bill Roggio: US Predator strike kills 3 in North Waziristan Bill Roggio: Suicide bomber kills 40 at wedding in Kandahar C.J. Chivers: What Marja Tells Us of Battles Yet to Come Christian Bleuer: US Military’s Black Mountain Facility in Tajikistan She Who Waits: Instant Heart Attack Air Force Wife: Today My Heart is Heavy Texas Music: Vacay Unambiguously Ambidextrous: These Are The Barbarians We’re Losing The War Against The Unknown Soldiers: ‘He always looked out for everyone’ The Unknown Soldiers: Too many tears The Unknown Soldiers: ‘He wanted to die for something’ War is Boring: America’s Kandahar Conundrum The Captain’s Journal: Parts Problems with the M249 SAW? News from the Home Front: Peace Protest, London-Style Three cheers: To Roger Staubach – To Roger Staubach, still Captain America McHugh Strengthens Arlington National Cemetery Management, Oversight News from the Front: Iraq: US to Close Base Near Camp Housing Iranian Exiles Iraqis Arrest Suspected al-Qaida Chief Iraq Car Bomb Kills Two Americans, Three Iraqis 900,000 Iraqis Receiving Clean Water in Dhi Qar Afghanistan: IJC Operational Update, June 11 Finances Improve for Developing Afghan Forces NATO Secretary General Calls for Increased Training for Afghan Troops Taleban hang 7-year-old boy to punish family Young Afghan suicide bomber approached wedding guests Afghan Bombing Targets U.S.-Allied Militia Afghan Taliban hone hit-and-run tactics, assassination campaign U.K. Effort Critical in Afghanistan, Petraeus Tells Britons U.S. Offensive Stalls in Key Afghan City As Afghan Violence Escalates, U.S. Presses Allies Green Mountain Boys Make a Difference in Afghanistan Cameron visits Afghanistan, rules out more troops Why some Afghanistan opium farmers turn from poppies to saffron Afghans stone German base over proselytising allegations The Thunder Run’s From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatches from the front and the home front.