In today's From the Front: (Click on link to read stories highlighted below) This post is courtesy of The Thunder Run
A Little Pink in a Word of Camo: Promises a Marine widow cannot bear to hear
Army Blogger Wife: Deployment Question #19--How has deployment changed you?
Thom Shanker: Life and Death and Life in Iraq
C.J. Chivers: A Pacifist Chaplainâ€™s Soul-Searching Tour of War
IraqPundit: It Could All Go Down the Drain
Family Matters Blog: Gates Thanks Spouses for Steadfast Support
Kerplunk: Dispatches from the Front: Route Clearance and Escalation of Force in COIN
Kit Up!: SitRep: Kit Up! Embed (Kabul)
The Kitchen Dispatch: The FST Sends A Fabulous Note of Appreciation
Bill Roggio: US pounds Taliban compound in North Waziristan
Loving A Soldier Blog: Hidden Gems
Red Bull Rising: What's the Password, Kenneth?
Joshua Foust: Guest Post: A Different Perspective on Kabulâ€™s Restaurant Raids
Sic Semper Tyrannis: COIN is "going down" - again.
Andi: PMSS + DTY = One Ridiculous Situation
Unambiguously Ambidextrous: Still Think Afghanistan Doesnâ€™t Affect Us?
The Unknown Soldiers: Children at heart
Wings Over Iraq: Ackerman retains his crown
Noah Shachtman: â€˜18 Missiles,â€™ 14 Dead in Latest Drone Attack
Army Blogger Wife: Deployment Question #20--How has deployment changed you as a parent?
Andrew Lebovich: Daily Brief: Pressure mounts for North Waziristan Offensive
News from the Home Front:
One man's database helps uncover cases of falsified valor -
Pentagon Doubts Grow on McChrystal War Plan -
U.S. Defense Leaders Confident in Afghanistan Strategy -
News from the Front:
Attacks kill over 100 in Iraq, al Qaeda blamed -
Attacks in Iraq Kill More Than 100 -
Coordinated Attacks in Iraqi Cities Kill More Than 100 -
102 dead as bombers fill power vacuum caused by Iraqi election -
US drone attack kills 14 in Pakistan: officials -
Missiles Strike Pakistan Tribal Area -
U.S. vows not to abandon Afghanistan as talks open -
Team Soldiering on After Tragic Loss -
IJC Operational Update, May 11 -
Afghanistan readies program to reintegrate Taliban -
Corruption, incompetence charges plague new Afghan police force -
Nato has only seven months to take Kandahar from the Taleban -
Afghan insurgents hit NATO helicopter -
Obama works to fix relationship with Afghan president -
In Washington, Karzai Seeks To Repair Image, Win Suport For Peace Talks -
Iran's meddling in Afghanistan 'not significant' -
Afghan girls hit again by suspected gas attack -
US soldiers stalk Afghanistan's deadly wildlife -
Red Cross confirms secret Afghan jail -
The Thunder Run's From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatches from the front and the home front.