In today’s From the Front: (Click on link to read stories highlighted below) This post is courtesy of The Thunder Run Dispatches: Jeffrey Dressler: (PDF) The Irreconcilables: The Haqqani Network Kat: General Commentary on Things General Melanie Phillips: Sanity fights back Guard Wife: Could Use A Reset Button Greyhawk: Back to the Long War From My Position: Where are they now? The Captain’s Journal: Counterinsurgency and the Enervation of the Warrior Spirit Blonde Sagacity: Bowe Bergdahl: One Year in Captivity Uncle Jimbo: Petraeus still countering insurgency AfghaniDan, Part II: Happenings… Army of Dude: Spoils Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: Taliban district commander captured RONALD E. NEUMANN: Fix the Police FaST Surgeon (in Afghanistan): Picture Of The Day – 01 JUN 2010 “Army Blood Bank” Home From Iraq: Got a 297 on the PT Test Today!!! Bruce R: Today’s essential Afghan reading: the SIGAR report IraqPundit: Chalabi Reacts Jamie McIntyre: Lara Logan’s Friendly Misfire JD Johannes: The Commander and the Zombie Killers Kit Up!: Low Profile Ear Pro The Kitchen Dispatch: The Waters Of War, and Things That Make Us Whole Again One Marine’s View: Independence Red Bull Rising: Zombie Ice Cream Tastes Like Brainz! The Unknown Soldiers: ‘I love doing what I do’ Wings Over Iraq: Gen. Petraeus’ “Dream Team” assembling in Afghanistan? War, the military, COIN and stuff: Gen. H.R. McMaster Tapped to go to Kabul News from the Home Front: Judges quash UK troops human rights ruling VA hospital may have infected 1,800 veterans with HIV House panel denies aid to Afghanistan Army Works to Right Wrongs at Arlington, Secretary Says National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of June 29, 2010 Marine accused in Iraqi war crimes is back on duty Pentagon recommends Medal of Honor for a living soldier News from the Front: Iraq: 2 Police Officers Killed in Iraq Shootout Iraqis buying tons of U.S. military surplus items Killers Stalk Politicians as Iraq Seeks Government Afghanistan: NATO retools in a key mission: Building an Afghan police force NATO’s deadliest month in Afghan war After Afghan Shift, Top U.S. Civilians Face Tricky Future Petraeus steps in as Afghan war casualty rate steps up New Zealand won’t join Australian Afghan operation Defense chief warns British troops may be last to leave Afghanistan Hollywood star visits Afghanistan to shine light on UN de-mining campaign No electioneering due to insecurity Children of five used by Taliban to lay bombs ‘Winning’ Taliban ‘contemptuously’ rule out negotiations with NATO Nato: Afghan Taliban chief arrested U.S. Enlists New Afghan Village Forces Military restricts use of vehicles vulnerable to IEDs Afghan Militants Fail in Attack on NATO Air Base UN: Afghan Election Preparations Proceeding Along Came the Spiders… IJC Operational Update, July 1 Pakistan: Drones, Not So Much. F-16s? Yes, Please. Some Afghan military officers to get training in Pakistan U.S. wary of Beijing’s nuclear sale to Pakistan The Thunder Run’s From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatches from the front and the home front.