Thursday, May 20, 2010

From the Front: 05/20/2010

In today's From the Front: (Click on link to read stories highlighted below) This post is courtesy of The Thunder Run

270 Days in Afghanistan: Texas
A Little Pink in a World of Camo: A Little Sweaty
Bouhammer: Calling all Afghanistan Veterans
Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: Afghan government, Taliban meet in Maldives
Family Matters Blog: Deployments are Challenging for Families
Helmand Blog - Afghanistan: ANA raids capture eight suspected insurgents
IraqPundit: Lists Fail to Hook Up
IraqPundit: Iran's Nukes
Jamie McIntyre: Exclusive: First V-22 Combat Crash Likely Pilot Error
Kerplunk: Advise and Assist Facepalm
Kit Up!: Wonder Washing Your ACUs
Kit Up!: Night Shoot With Mk-19 and 60mm Mortar
The Kitchen Dispatch: Shadows of Change
Knights of Afghanistan: Culture Shock
The Life of the Wife: Cats, CF, and Texas
Bill Roggio: Pakistani troops beat back latest Taliban assault in the northwest
Bill Roggio: US troops repel complex Taliban assault on Bagram Airfield
C.J.Chivers: In Ambush, a Glimpse of a Long Afghan Summer
Red Bull Rising: Lots of Alliteration, and the Hiss of 11 S's
Two Brothers, Two Countries, One Army: Short and Sweet
The Unknown Soldiers: Into the sunset
Wired: Danger Room: Human Terrain Teams MIA in Afghanistan?

News from the Home Front:
The Counting Behind a Grim Milestone
The Say-Do Gap and Obama's Engagement Strategy
Army brass will confront National Guard fairness complaints

News from the Front:

Iraq's political crisis disheartens the middle class

Some US troops in Afghanistan may patrol with no rounds chambered in weapons
Three-way stalemate in Afghanistan
Hamid KarzaiĆ¢€™s half-brother accused over theft of Defence Ministry land
Illiteracy, Corruption Hamper Afghan Police: NATO
U.S. contractor killed, 9 soldiers wounded in Taliban attack on Bagram air base
U.S. aims to protect innocent Afghan civilians first
New U.S. troops arriving in Afghanistan quickly learn about challenges
Bold Taliban Afghan attacks appear to send message

The Thunder Run's From the Front is a daily series that highlights news and personal dispatched from the front and the home front.

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