Friday, June 25, 2010

From the Front: 06/25/2010

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 World of Camo: Holey Bagoley
Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: McChrystal out, Petraeus in
Timothy Hsia: Rolling Stone Article’s True Focus: Counterinsurgency
Chandler's Watch: Same General/Same Politicians … Different War
Weasel Zippers: MoveOn Scrubs “General Betray Us” Page From Website
POLITICO: Afghanistan: Five key dates ahead
FaST Surgeon (in Afghanistan): Goodbye, Farewell and Amen (For Sam)
Free Range International: Unprecedented
Family Matters Blog: Military Parents Express Education Concerns
IraqPundit: Maliki's Own Goal
The Kitchen Dispatch: Day 2: Press Day in Los Angeles for "Restrepo"
Thomas Joscelyn: Times Square bomber discusses Taliban ties at plea hearing
Unambiguously Ambidextrous: For what it’s worth (politically): Continuing CF Afghan role post-2011
The Armorer: This is huge, really.
The Unknown Soldiers: Hometown of heroes
Zach in Afghanistan: Losing Faith
What? Mermaids?: "You look much happier since your husband is home."
Wings Over Iraq: The media is not the enemy
Noah Shachtman: Does Petraeus Mean a Return of Afghanistan Air War?
The Unknown Soldier: Hands of time
Jason Thomas: If I Had 5 Minutes with General Petraeus
Red Bull Rising: Book Review: 'Afghan Journal'
Bill Roggio: Senior Jemaah Islamiyah commander captured in Indonesia
Bill Roggio: Coalition and Afghan forces kill Taliban commander in Kandahar
The Kitchen Dispatch: Press day 3: Brotherhood, and Bringing "Restrepo" To Your Town
Kit Up!: Turning the M-16A4 into the M-16A5
Jamie McIntyre: Are Embeds Dead?
IraqPundit: Sadr Thugs Try to Steer
Heather Forsgren Weaver: Not the ‘Forgotten War’
Battle Rattle: My drink with Gen. Jim Amos
Army Live: Remembering our Korean War Veterans
John McDonald: Life as a Drill Sergeant / Problems with the NCO Corps
Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: dust settles on McChrystal firing
Shuja Nawaz: General Petraeus's reality
A Little Pink in a World of Camo: I Want My Husband

News from the Home Front:
Statement by General Stanley McChrystal
DOD Announces Installation Realignments in Germany
Army Releases Findings of Wanat Review
Army overrules inquiry faulting officers in Wanat ambush
If not the Marines, then who?
CIA hires controversial Blackwater for providing security services in Afghanistan
Veterans to get new Lakewood home, years after quake
IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN: American casualties total 500,000, counting injury and disease, writer claims

News from the Front:

One Goal, No Cheers
Field Sanitation Teams Taking Larger Role
Muthanna Takes Steps Toward Brighter Future
Iraqi Tactical Skills Unit Conducts Urban Training
Iraqis Arrest 5 Al-Qaida in Iraq Associates
'Vector' Performs for Troops in Kirkuk
Iraq Says Gov't Workers Not Exempt From Power Cuts
9 Policemen Killed in Bombings Around Iraq

IJC Operational Update, June 24
IJC Operational Update, June 25
Afghanistan disappointed with McChrystal's dismissal, hopeful about Petraeus
Seven Afghan workers killed in bombing
Taliban vow to fight in Afghanistan
NATO chief committed to Afghan strategy
June deadliest month for foreign troops in Afghan war
How McChrystal lost his Afghan command
Change of command won't end questions of strategy in Afghanistan
Bulgaria’s Karlovo Sends Off Military Unit to Afghanistan
Auto accident kills 4 NATO troops in Afghanistan
All Quiet on the Australian Front on Role in Afghanistan
NATO Says No Change In Afghan Strategy
McCain: Setting Afghan withdrawal date ill-advised
Afghan militants behind interethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan
15 militants killed in southern Afghanistan
UK Says Brit General Taking Charge in Kabul
Germans question involvement in Afghanistan
From Pentagon, Messages of Dismay and Support
Boss’s Firing May Result in Departures From Kabul
New US Commander for Afghanistan No Stranger to Counterinsurgency
Will Holbrooke be next to exit?
Gates, Mullen Cite Progress in Afghanistan
Partial win in Taliban transfer bid
UK court rejects halt to Afghan prisoner transfers
Bodies found beheaded in southern Afghanistan
Afghan girl regains her health
Australian new PM reassures Obama on Afghanistan

Pak Army kills 39 more Taliban in Orakzai Agency
Pakistani province funds terrorism-linked charity
Pakistan: Anti-Terror Court Convicts 5 Americans
Pakistan Sentences Five Americans in Terror Case
5 N.Va. men convicted on terrorism charges in Pakistan, given 10 years in prison

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

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