From the Front, 06-18-10 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 Little Pink in a World of Camo: A Widow’s View on Not Being Too Proud Chuck Z: Responding to the Yonbots Rania Abouzeid: Coddling Pakistan’s Islamists Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: Times Square suspect indicted Army Live: “eSprit de Corps” through Facebook FaST Surgeon (in Afghanistan): FOB Friday – Part I of III (Fun Run) Free Range International: A Trillion Dollars Home From Iraq: Changes of Command June 13 2010 IraqPundit: Signs of Compromise? Iraq The Model: Najaf on Vatican’s Steps? Kit Up!: No Velcro on OEF FR ACU (MultiCam) Pant Pockets The Kitchen Dispatch: The Teenagers Write Letters Bill Roggio: Al Qaeda operatives killed in North Waziristan strike Cindy Archer: You belong to me. Loving A Soldier Blog: I Am An Army Wife One Marine’s View: Dads rock-what do you get him? Thomas E. Ricks: Here’s how screwed up the Army’s Warrior Transition Units are: Genuinely sick soldiers try to get out of using them Tom Ricks: Former Pentagon personnel official: The warrior units are holding tanks for misfits Sarah Kendzior: Why Didn’t We See It Coming? Andi: Before, or After? The Unknown Soldiers: Stands with a fist Cassandra: In Afghanistan, Impatience Breeds Confusion and Chaos News from the Home Front: Times Square car bomb suspect indicted on 10 counts Suspect in Times Sq. Bomb Attempt Is Indicted Two groups of troops back from Iraq Alert Issued for 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base News from the Front: Iraq: A Circle of Comfort in Baghdad U.S. State Department’s Jeffrey Feltman says new government must be ‘inclusive’ Wounded warriors return to Iraq, find closure Iraq ill-equipped to cope with an epidemic of mental illness Turkey: May Air Raid Killed 100 Kurdish Rebels Police Say Iraqi Interpreter for US Army Killed Iraqi Sunni Leader and His Family Are Killed in an Ambush Afghanistan: Afghan debate spotlights Pentagon’s mixed messages Afghan mineral wealth worth at least $3 trillion SA man’s jail term increased in Afghanistan Taliban ‘weary of war’ Karzai meets Japanese authorities NATO predicts decades-long battle against corruption Taliban can keep weapons under new peace initiative Pakistan hunts for troops missing after Taliban attack 14 soldiers being handed over to Pakistan today Task Force to Take On Afghan Corruption In Afghanistan, a waiting game to outlast the Obama administration Karzai Says Worried About Afghan Minerals Rivalry World’s Mining Companies Covet Afghan Riches Pentagon Claims Afghan Strategy Working Despite Problems Gates Concerned About Pessimism on Afghanistan Combined Force Captures Key Taliban Operative Scottish Troops Mentor Afghan Forces in Helmand’s Green Zone 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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