In today's From the Front: (Click on link to read stories highlighted below) This post is courtesy of The Thunder Run
A Handful of Dust: The Faint Whir of Death
A Little Pink in a World of Camo: Home Sweet (Messy) Home
Thomas Ruttig: Why Afghanistan's Jirga Will Fail
al Sahwa: The Start of a Counter Narrative Strategy
Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: U.N. report criticizes U.S. drone strikes
Battle Rattle: Lots of questions unanswered with Camp Leatherneck fire
FaST Surgeon (in Afghanistan): Picture Of The Day - 02 JUN 2010 "Legacy"
Helmand Blog - Afghanistan: US Marines commend bravery of Royal Air Force firefighters
IraqPundit: It's the Attacker Not the Attacked
Knights of Afghanistan: Campaign Season, 2010
Knottie's Niche: Take Luck Hardingâ€¦I Miss You Son
Bill Roggio: Newly minted Taliban shadow governor in Afghan north captured
Red Bull Rising: Review: 'Restrepo'
SemperFi Wife: Goodbye Deployment Mode!
The Unknown Soldiers: '110 percent or not at all'
The Captain's Journal: Marine Life in Afghanistan
News from the Home Front:
B-17 to drop flowers for CIA killed in Afghanistan
U.N. Report Highly Critical of U.S. Drone Attacks
U.N. report faults prolific use of drone strikes by U.S.
U.N. official urges U.S. to stop CIA drone attacks on al-Qaeda and Taliban
2010 DACOWITS Committee Members Announced
News from the Front:
Iraqi Kurdish Leader In Turkey For Landmark Visit
Three wounded in roadside bombing in W. Afghanistan
Civilian, NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Nato launches Afghan air strikes
US seeks to balance India's Afghanistan stake
Expectations not so great for Karzai's 'peace jirga'
Proselytizing charges need fair probe
Ministry signs contract for designing water reservoir
Senate calls for trial of Governor and Police Chief
â€˜Attacks not to affect jirgaâ€™
Afghans begin second day of debate on peace plan with Taliban
20 Taliban dead in Orakzai
Karzai escapes attempt on life
Differences remain at Afghan peace conference
Taliban Attacks Dominate First Day of Peace 'Jirga'
Afghan leaders set to debate how to bring peace
Punjabi Taliban have grown dangerous: Malik
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