In today's From the Front: (Click on link to read stories highlighted below) This post is courtesy of The Thunder Run.
Red Bull Rising: Places, Please
270 Days in Afghanistan: Afghanistan Interrupted
al Sahwa: Exploiting the Rift in Taliban Leadership
Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: U.N. shuts Kandahar mission
Bilal Baloch: What's in a name?
Army Blogger Wife: Deployment Question #14--Packing
IraqPundit: Iran's Influence
Family Matters Blog: Reserve Family Programs Receive Recognition
Bill Roggio: Taliban shadow governor killed in Kunduz: Report
Knights of Afghanistan: Friendly Fire?
Loving A Soldier Blog: Celebrate Memorial Day with Children
Manatee's Military Moms: I'm heading to Afghanistan!
The Unknown Soldiers: Justice for Navy SEALs
The Unknown Soldiers: 'A hard charger'
Wings Over Iraq: What's in a Name?
The Kitchen Dispatch: Restrepo: One Platoon, One Year, One Valley. An Interview with the Filmmakers
The Captain's Journal: Counterinsurgency and Water Polo
Greyhawk: War Stories
Bill T: TINS! Taxi Driver...
News from the Home Front:
We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint
Different state, same drill: the 116th Cav is bound for Iraq
Bonds forged under fire
The Afghanistan war, through the eyes of a soldier's wife
Obama Renews Vow Of "New Beginning" With Muslims
DOD Announces Replacement Unit for Iraq Rotation
News from the Front:
Gulf War battle reignites as Kuwait tries to freeze Iraqi Airways assets
Odierno Notes Progress of Iraqi Forces
U.S. ambassador says Iraq must act faster in establishing a new government
Election Ruling in Iraq Favors Prime Minister
Pakistanis Living on Brink, and Often in the Dark
Officials: US Drone Strike Kills 5 Militants in NW Pakistan
Afghan crunch time: Obama must decide whether to talk to the Taliban
Taliban Commander, Advisers Killed in NATO Air Strike in Afghanistan
Air Strike in Afghanistan Kills Senior Insurgents
Karzai's Brother Says UN Should Not Leave South
U.N. Shuts Mission In Afghanistan's Kandahar
U.N. pulls foreign workers out of Afghan city of Kandahar
U.S. training Afghan villagers to fight the Taliban
Government, PRT Work on Development Projects in Pusht Rod
IJC Operational Update, April 27
Afghan Civilians, Government Join Forces to Defeat and Remove Taliban
Pak forces kill six key Taliban commanders in Swat
Afghan Peace Talks Await A Karzai-Obama Confab
Despite mounting death toll, Afghan war barely an issue
Afghanistan: 2 U.S. Soldiers Killed During Search
Three Afghan kids killed in donkey-drawn cart bombing
NGOs urged to help quake victims
RCMP to train police
Three explosions hit Kandahar, two dead
Marines Stabilize Afghan Town Of Marjah
In their own words, Black Watch troops tell of Afghanistan tour
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