Wednesday, June 30, 2010

From the Front: 06/30/2010

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 Disenchanted Corporal
Chuck Z: irresponsible "sources"
CJ: Street Cred
Battle Rattle: Rules of engagement again questioned on Capitol Hill
Katherine Tiedemann: Daily brief: Taliban attack NATO base
Gerard Russell: Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History
Citizen Soldier: FRIENDSHIPS
Helmand Blog - Afghanistan: Checkpoint named after Military Policeman who died protecting local police
Helmand Blog - Afghanistan: 9 Regiment RLC honoured after Afghan tour of duty
IraqPundit: Allawi-Maliki Meet
Iraq The Model: Allawi-Maliki Deal Imminent
Kit Up!: SOCOM Developing Caliber Conversion for SCAR
Kit Up!: SCAR Mk-16 Death Aftermath
The Kitchen Dispatch: Taking a step back: "Remember The Third Herd"
Sylvie Stein: "Bad attitudes" land Afghan women in jail
Knights of Afghanistan: What We're Fighting For
Thomas Joscelyn: Karzai denies meeting Haqqani, General Petraeus says
Bill Roggio: al Qaeda commander killed in US strike on safehouse in South Waziristan
One Marine's View: Everything happens for a reason
Lt Col P: "How Much Longer?"
Red Bull Rising: Breaking Fast
CAPT Matt Smenos: YA DON'T
Robert Haddick: Marine Corps Operating Concepts attempts to answer Gates
War, the military, COIN and stuff: "We need to think more about strategy..."
The Captain's Journal: Ideologues and Counterinsurgency
Grim: Roundtable: Corruption and Culture
Crush: Emasculated ROE will likely continue under Petraeus

News from the Home Front:
Enter Petraeus
Petraeus Testifies and Hastings Addresses Fallout From Rolling Stone Article
Sailor Missing From Korean War Identified

News from the Front:

Baghdad Traffic Lights: Green, Amber and Go.
Logistics Team Breaks Through Issues
Baghdad diary: Searching for power
The two main blocs' merger sidelines Kurds
Iraq focused on Maliki-Allawi meeting
Clearing Jalula one neighborhood at a time
In Rewriting Its History, Iraq Treads Cautiously
More Assassinations Across Iraq

8 militants killed in gunbattle at Afghan airport
Petraeus rules out any 'swift turnaround' in Afghan war
Holder in Kabul for talks with Afghan officials
Afghan Taliban raid foreign base in Jalalabad
Fighting erupts at airport in eastern Afghan city
Afghanistan Tests Petraeus' Counterinsurgency Mettle
Petraeus pledges to revamp US strategy in Afghanistan to protect troops
Suicide squad attacks airport in eastern Afghanistan
Taliban attack major NATO base in Afghanistan
Insurgent Attack Against Jalalabad Airport Repelled
IJC Operational Update, June 30
Kunar Province Sees Second Full Day of Successful Combined Operations
The Afghan women jailed for 'bad character'
Kabul jockeying for Baradar extradition
Afghan Attorney General Says U.S. Ambassador Pushed for Corruption Prosecutions
Deadliest month yet for NATO in Afghanistan
Reconciliation efforts with Afghan militants face major obstacle

Suspected US Missile Strike Kills 10 in Pakistan
Qaeda Figure Is Reported Killed in Pakistan
Failing U.S.-Pakistan relations hamper Afghan war

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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