From the Front, 06-15-10 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: ISI: Friend And Foe? A Little Pink in a World of Camo: They’re Back AfghaniDan, Part II: Training a Kandak Andrew Lebovich: Daily brief: experts raise doubts about Afghan minerals AfPak Channel: AfPak Behind the Lines: Taliban reconciliation Army Household6: Moving on … Army Live: The Oath of Enlistment Chandler’s Watch: Catch & Release: A Different Point of View UK Forces Media Team: CAPTAIN JO GORDON – APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTER PILOT IN AFGHANISTAN Family Matters Blog: Survivor Shares Story to Help Others IraqPundit: Parliament Opens Jalalabad Fab Lab blog: records office Unambiguously Ambidextrous: Reasons why Afstan is still a good war Kit Up!: GPS for Your Wrist — Garmin Foretrex Neptunus Lex: KABOOM Kit Up!: Keep the 5.56mm Round! Go Back to 7.62mm Round! Knights of Afghanistan: $1 trillion USD of…….oh, screw it. Knights of Afghanistan: Four Lions Bill Roggio: US, Afghan forces kill Haqqani Network commander during raid in Khost Red Bull Rising: At Home on the Ranges The Sandbox: ONE DAY AT A TIME Robert Spencer: Pakistan Continues Support for the Taliban The Unknown Soldiers: A higher place Katie Drummond: No, the U.S. Didn’t Just ‘Discover’ a $1T Afghan Motherlode (Updated) Michael Yon: Gobar Gas II Neptunus Lex: On the Wisdom of Timelines Uncle Jimbo: Michael Yon – The end game Bill: Apropos of Not Much – News from the Home Front: Air Force MIAS from Vietnam War are Identified 2 in Custody at Florida Air Force Base Judge releases Hutchins while Navy appeals Petraeus, dehydrated, leaves hearing briefly News from the Front: Iraq: Iraqi Forces Capture Suspect, Find Weapons Cache 3rd BSTB Soldiers Support Umm Qasr Hospital America leaves Iraq a toxic legacy of dumped hazardous materials Iraq’s new parliament convenes but defers on appointing leaders Iraq’s New Parliament Convenes Iraqi parliament convenes, but no sign of a government Anger With Political Class Grows Among Iraqi Public Afghanistan: Afghan Media Criticize Security Officials’ Resignations Canada to leave Kandahar city Afghan-led Combat Engineer Course Begins in Northern Afghanistan IJC Operational Update, June 15 ANA Receives More Than $3 Million Donation Afghan District Official Among 3 Killed in South New Regional Command Stands Up in Afghanistan Rural Outreach to Afghans Snags on Technology And Fear NATO Struggles to Train Afghan Army, But Officials Cite Progress Can Afghanistan tap its $1-trillion mineral wealth? – Concern on Capitol Hill about Afghanistan war grows Setbacks Cloud U.S. Plans to Get Out of Afghanistan Pakistan Denies Allegations Of Afghanistan Meddling Twelve Afghan Police Killed In Insurgent Attacks Afghan housing project without water supply Taliban strike Nato convoy near Islamabad, kill 8 10 Taliban insurgents killed as Pak jets bombard Orakzai Britain must prepare for casualty spike in Afghanistan, Cameron warns The Thunder Run’s From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatches from the front and the home front.
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