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Sep 28th, 2011


One Year Ago — September 28, 2010

Iraq-Afghanistan Casualties

Spc. John Carrillo Jr. (left) and Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan (middle) died Sept. 24, 2010 in Fallujah, Iraq, when they were shot by a fellow service member, Spc. Neftaly Platero (right). The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

One year ago today, I provided my weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.


Two Years Ago — September 28, 2009

Queer Bachmann-Paul Pairing

AP — Lawrence Jackson / Tom Olmscheid

Two years ago today, on September 28, 2009, I reported that Young Americans for Liberty refused to publicize Michele Bachmann’s appearance with Ron Paul at a University of Minnesota rally, saying, “We don’t feel that we can promote her in good faith, because she represents none of the libertarian principles that we joined this group for.”


Three Years Ago — September 28, 2008

Escalating Violence in Northern Iraq

Image: A police officer looks at a burnt vehicle
A police officer looks at a burned-out vehicle in a parking lot after a bomb attack in Baghdad’s Karrada district on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. (Photo credit: Ceerwan Aziz / Reuters)

Three years ago today, on September 28, 2008, I reported on violence in Iraq’s disputed Kurdish region and bombings in Baghdad, posted a daily summary of security incidents in Iraq, and documented political assassinations and kidnappings in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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