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: Holey Bagoley Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: McChrystal out, Petraeus in Timothy Hsia: Rolling Stone Article’s True Focus: Counterinsurgency Chandler’s Watch: Same General/Same Politicians … Different War Weasel Zippers: MoveOn Scrubs “General Betray Us” Page From Website Citizen Soldier: ANOTHER DAY CLOSER TO PARADICE POLITICO: Afghanistan: Five key dates ahead FaST Surgeon (in Afghanistan): Goodbye, Farewell and Amen (For Sam) Free Range International: Unprecedented Family Matters Blog: Military Parents Express Education Concerns IraqPundit: Maliki’s Own Goal The Kitchen Dispatch: Day 2: Press Day in Los Angeles for “Restrepo” Thomas Joscelyn: Times Square bomber discusses Taliban ties at plea hearing Unambiguously Ambidextrous: For what it’s worth (politically): Continuing CF Afghan role post-2011 The Armorer: This is huge, really. The Unknown Soldiers: Hometown of heroes Zach in Afghanistan: Losing Faith What? Mermaids?: “You look much happier since your husband is home.” Wings Over Iraq: The media is not the enemy Noah Shachtman: Does Petraeus Mean a Return of Afghanistan Air War? The Unknown Soldier: Hands of time Jason Thomas: If I Had 5 Minutes with General Petraeus Red Bull Rising: Book Review: ‘Afghan Journal’ Bill Roggio: Senior Jemaah Islamiyah commander captured in Indonesia Bill Roggio: Coalition and Afghan forces kill Taliban commander in Kandahar The Kitchen Dispatch: Press day 3: Brotherhood, and Bringing “Restrepo” To Your Town Kit Up!: Turning the M-16A4 into the M-16A5 Jamie McIntyre: Are Embeds Dead? IraqPundit: Sadr Thugs Try to Steer Heather Forsgren Weaver: Not the ‘Forgotten War’ Battle Rattle: My drink with Gen. Jim Amos Army Live: Remembering our Korean War Veterans John McDonald: Life as a Drill Sergeant / Problems with the NCO Corps Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: dust settles on McChrystal firing Shuja Nawaz: General Petraeus’s reality A Little Pink in a World of Camo: I Want My Husband News from the Home Front: Statement by General Stanley McChrystal DOD Announces Installation Realignments in Germany Army Releases Findings of Wanat Review Army overrules inquiry faulting officers in Wanat ambush If not the Marines, then who? CIA hires controversial Blackwater for providing security services in Afghanistan Veterans to get new Lakewood home, years after quake IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN: American casualties total 500,000, counting injury and disease, writer claims News from the Front: Iraq: One Goal, No Cheers Field Sanitation Teams Taking Larger Role Muthanna Takes Steps Toward Brighter Future Iraqi Tactical Skills Unit Conducts Urban Training Iraqis Arrest 5 Al-Qaida in Iraq Associates ‘Vector’ Performs for Troops in Kirkuk Iraq Says Gov’t Workers Not Exempt From Power Cuts 9 Policemen Killed in Bombings Around Iraq Afghanistan: IJC Operational Update, June 24 IJC Operational Update, June 25 Afghanistan disappointed with McChrystal’s dismissal, hopeful about Petraeus Seven Afghan workers killed in bombing Taliban vow to fight in Afghanistan NATO chief committed to Afghan strategy June deadliest month for foreign troops in Afghan war How McChrystal lost his Afghan command Change of command won’t end questions of strategy in Afghanistan Bulgaria’s Karlovo Sends Off Military Unit to Afghanistan Auto accident kills 4 NATO troops in Afghanistan All Quiet on the Australian Front on Role in Afghanistan NATO Says No Change In Afghan Strategy McCain: Setting Afghan withdrawal date ill-advised Afghan militants behind interethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan 15 militants killed in southern Afghanistan UK Says Brit General Taking Charge in Kabul Germans question involvement in Afghanistan From Pentagon, Messages of Dismay and Support Boss’s Firing May Result in Departures From Kabul New US Commander for Afghanistan No Stranger to Counterinsurgency Will Holbrooke be next to exit? Gates, Mullen Cite Progress in Afghanistan Partial win in Taliban transfer bid UK court rejects halt to Afghan prisoner transfers Bodies found beheaded in southern Afghanistan Afghan girl regains her health Australian new PM reassures Obama on Afghanistan Pakistan: Pak Army kills 39 more Taliban in Orakzai Agency Pakistani province funds terrorism-linked charity Pakistan: Anti-Terror Court Convicts 5 Americans Pakistan Sentences Five Americans in Terror Case 5 N.Va. men convicted on terrorism charges in Pakistan, given 10 years in prison The Thunder Run’s From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatches from the front and the home front.