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: Annoyed Bouhammer: GEN McChrystal speaks his mind, and Bouhammer Supports him Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: Gen. McChrystal awaits his fate Brian Fishman: West coast jihad Army Live: Improving wounded warrior care Battle Rattle: Mattis to lead Afghan fight? The Canada-Afghanistan Blog: Reports On The Future Of The Mission Fraser From Iraq: Beer Day Gone Wild Bruce R: Meanwhile, back in Afg 2: the Good Guys of Gizab Bruce R: Meanwhile, back in Afg Hell Cat Betty: I Admire… IraqPundit: Protests Spread Jamie McIntyre: What WAS he thinking? Kerplunk: Like a Rolling Stone The Kitchen Dispatch: Day 1: Restrepo PR machine comes alive in L.A. Bill Roggio: US, Afghan forces hammer the Haqqani Network in Paktia Loving A Soldier Blog: I wouldn’t have it any other way! C. J. CHIVERS: General Faces Unease Among His Own Troops, Too Red Bull Rising: Death to Floppy Socks! The Unknown Soldiers: Without controversy Terry Glavin: The Inevitable Betrayal In ‘Peace Talks’ The Captain’s Journal: General McChrystal Recalled: What’s Important About This? Uncle Jimbo: If McChrystal goes, Eikenberry & Holbrooke must follow Mr Wolf: Someone Broke The Rules – THAT Broke McChrystal Uber Pig: Afghanistan Policy Review Yankee Mom: A General vs A Secretary Chuck Z: General McChrystal–from my position Neptunus Lex: Rolling Stone Greyhawk: Too Rolling Stoned Victor Davis Hanson: Military Dissent Should Be Private News from the Home Front: General Stanley McChrystal tenders his resignation McChrystal denies offering to resign Pakistan Taliban must be blacklisted Civilian press aide resigns amid flap over McChrystal’s ‘Rolling Stone’ profile McChrystal’s Fate in Limbo as He Prepares to Meet Obama McChrystal is woven into Obama’s Afghanistan strategy Military Blogs Ask: Should He Stay or Go? Article Prompts Speculation About McChrystal’s Future Obama has free rein to act on McChrystal, but system is still complex McChrystal Tests Obama’s Priorities The President and His General Gates Issues Statement on McChrystal Profile Arlington Cemetery Fields Phone Calls From Worried Families Marine Missing in Action From World War I Identified News from the Front: Iraq: At least 9 Iraqis killed in bombings Al-Qaida Front Group Says It Bombed Baghdad Bank Lack of electricity and water puts Iraqis on edge during heat of summer Afghanistan: Australia may begin Afghanistan pullout in 2012 Afghan peace process offers little hope for women Afghan police struggle ahead of U.S. pullout Afghan leaders voice strong support for McChrystal Afghan government backs McChrystal to keep job 2 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan attacks Australian soldiers could begin leaving Afghanistan in 2012 Undisciplined Afghans endanger Marjah Marines Bulgaria to Send More Troops to Afghanistan US Defense Officials Questioned About Afghan Trucking Contract US Funds Used to Pay Afghan Warlords Pakistan: Nine people killed in Karachi firing incidents Six dead in Karachi target killings Taliban ‘openly raising funds’ in Pakistani Punjab 43 more Taliban killed as Pak forces continue to pound militants in FATA Taliban demands release of militants in return for kidnapped Pak soldiers Pakistan Predicts Conviction in US Terror Trial Taliban regrouping in Pakistan areas thought secure The Thunder Run’s From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatches from the front and the home front.