Folks, just got this from David Marron of ThunderRun. Check it out… In today’s From the Front: (Click on link to read stories highlighted below) This post is courtesy of The Thunder Run Dispatches: She Who Waits: Confession 270 Days in Afghanistan: Army Service Awards A Little Pink in a World of Camo: Coping Afghanistan My Last Tour: Time is Running Out Afghanistan My Last Tour: ANA On Their Own al Sahwa: Shifting Focus to Kandahar Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: Afghan outrage after NATO troops kill 4 civilians Martine van Bijlert: Karzai and confusion in Kabul Army Poet: What We All Want… C.J. Chivers: Afghan Marksmanship: Pointing, Not Aiming David Bellavia: Unapologetic About the Greatness of the American Warrior Spirit Free Range International: Death in the Morning Bruce R: Shocked… shocked Scott Fontaine: Reflecting on six months of war Helmand Blog – Afghanistan: 3 RIFLES improve security along Helmand road TankerBabe: Remembering Dad; The Milbloggies; Incredible Friends Helmand Blog – Afghanistan: ANA and 1 SCOTS distribute school books to Afghan kids Insight of the Moment: More nothing, with some stuff in between IraqPundit: Friendly Chat Jalalabad Fab Lab blog: Coalition of the Willing 2.0 The Kitchen Dispatch: Tired of War Manatee’s Military Moms: A SMART gift: Unconditional love One Marine’s View: 120 Days of Wind in Afghanistan One Marine’s View: A HOT ONE today… Ramblings from a painter: Jon Voight Red Bull Rising: The Sun Also Rises … on Red Bulls Red Bull Rising: More than Rumors of War Ranger Up: Keeping The Home Fires Lit GRUNTSHIT: David Lane April 3, 1987 – Sept 4, 2007 The Torch: Our vanishing Provincial Reconstruction Team at Kandahar? David Axe: Debating Chowkay Valley Engagement Nathan Hodge: Afghans Report More Roadside Bombs, Attacks on the Rise Home From Iraq: Celebrity (Author) in the House–Dr. Charles W. Hoge Yellow Rose: TWO events worth your while ROFASix: Apache Combat Video – Was it Murder? The Captain’s Journal: Strange Counterinsurgency: The Marines Join Other Tribes! Michael Yon: Under Cover of the Night Yankeemom: Waiting News from the Home Front: Graduating to the next battle News from the Front: Iraq: The vice president bears good news from Iraq Iraq war video raises more than just ethical and legal questions Iran Wants Sunnis in Iraqi Politics Allawi’s secularism may not fly in today’s Iraq Iraqi Alliance Questions Vote Count in Election Iraqi PM’s Alliance: Election Tainted by Up to 750,000 Fraudulent Votes 1-9 and Provincial Reconstruction Team Support Iraqi Election Process Sniper Training Provides ‘combat Multiplier’ for Iraqi Army Afghanistan: IJC Operational Update, April 12 Joint Team Assessing Civilian Casualty Incident in Zhari Taliban pushed out of Swat make ‘Kala Dhaka’ their new terror base 5 Afghan deminers killed in roadside bombing Four dead as US loses first Osprey in Afghanistan Compromising with the Taliban Learning to work with our man in Afghanistan The U.S. can’t ignore Karzai’s tantrum Kabul park offers Afghan women a taste of freedom and opportunity In Kandahar, coaxing Afghan police into training Afghan air force struggles to take off Nato troops accused of opening fire on civilian bus in Kandahar Taliban wants France to arrange detainee swap NATO gunfire kills 4 on bus, sparks protests Key Afghan town still at risk, U.S. general says Poison swirls around Hamid Karzai and Barack Obama Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, threatens to block Nato offensive U.S. seeks to ease strained relations with Afghanistan Obama Administration Calls Karzai ‘A Reliable Partner’ Senior Officials Discuss Way Ahead in Afghanistan Update on Afghan Police Training Canada Pledges Additional Personnel to Train ANSF The Thunder Run’sFrom the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatched from the front and the home front.