In today’s From the Front: (Click on link to read stories highlighted below) This post is courtesy of The Thunder Run Dispatches: Unambiguously Ambidextrous: So staying in Afstan’s about “the Canadian brand”, eh?/Update: St Steve Staples wants different Canadian brand now Army Live: Remembering Army Dads, Past and Present Thomas Ruttig: A new, new Taliban front? Castra Praetoria: Hooray for inspections!! Family Matters Blog: Review of Employment Program Continues IraqPundit: Maliki’s Mess Bill Roggio: Taliban commander detained in Karachi Registan.net: Kyrgyzstan and the Media Joshua Foust: Dispatches from AfPak: How Exciting! Texas Music: Pink Slip The Unknown Soldiers: ‘He was my guardian angel’ War is Boring: Combat Aircraft: Cleared Hot! Joint Terminal Air Controllers Guide Afghanistan Air Strikes War, the military, COIN and stuff: Logistics Problems On the Road to Kuwait Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: Gen. McChrystal recalled to Washington Blonde Sagacity: Google “Veterans” and Get A Truther’s Lefty Site Laughing Wolf: And Who Thought This Would Be A Good Idea? The Captain’s Journal: Proliferation of Bad Analysis on Afghanistan JD Johannes: Crossing the Threshold Red Bull Rising: Living the Army Dream News from the Home Front: Tories open to Liberal Afghan plan: MacKay Gates Recommends Amos for Top Marine Post Supreme Court upholds ban on ‘material support’ to foreign terrorist groups Obama’s Vietnam moment Can troops in Iraq wear old units’ combat patches? An instant to pull the trigger, and a lifetime to live with it News from the Front: Iraq: Iraqis Arrest 10 Terrorism Suspects Electricity minister resigns after violent demonstrations Anger spreads over power shortages in Iraq New clashes in Iraq over electricity cuts One dead in Iraqi protest over power cuts in Basra Bombs Targeting Iraqi Government, Allies Kill 3 Eight killed in northern Iraq suicide bombing Afghanistan: IJC Operational Update, June 22 Afghan, ISAF Forces Rebuild Key Bridge in Farah Gen. Stanley McChrystal coming to Washington to explain anti-administration comments Top Afghan commander summoned to Washington Aides to U.S. General In Afghanistan Slam Obama – Report UK’s Afghan envoy on ‘long leave’ U.S. General McChrystal Apologizes For Comments In Magazine US taxpayers unwittingly funding Afghan warlords to protect NATO convoys 26 Taliban inmates released after Afghan jirga deal How Gizab’s Good Guys ran the Taliban out of town Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees go back home with UN support – Hundreds of candidates to be on Afghan ballot U.S. Said to Fund Afghan Warlords to Protect Convoys Satire Gets a Tough Reception in Pakistan Key Taliban commander arrested from Karachi Nine NATO troops killed in helicopter crash, spate of attacks in Afghanistan Afghan, International Forces Strike Blow in Helmand Sangin: Afghanistan’s poppy town that became deathtrap for British army UK death toll in Afghanistan conflict reaches 300 India likely to get role in Afghan military affairs The Thunder Run’s From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatches from the front and the home front.