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Sep 7th, 2010

Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in Operation New Dawn (Iraq war) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan war), compiled from U.S. Department of Defense News Releases. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on September 7, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that suicide attackers struck near a Shiite mosque north of Baghdad and a checkpoint west of the Iraqi capital as bombings killed at least 17 people nationwide.


Aug 10th, 2010

Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), compiled from U.S. Department of Defense News Releases. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on August 10, 2009 Aubrey Immelman released the results of a psychological assessment of former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney, conducted at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics. The key finding of the study was that Vice President Cheney’s most prominent personality patterns (or traits) are high levels of Conscientiousness and Dominance. The study shed light on the extraordinary degree of power and influence that Vice President Cheney exercised in the Bush administration and the former vice president’s apparent reluctance to follow the lead of former President George W. Bush to depart from the political arena upon completing his term of office.


Jul 27th, 2010

Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), compiled from U.S. Department of Defense News Releases. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on July 27, 2009 Aubrey Immelman analyzed the outlook for the 2010 U.S. House of Representatives election in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, surveying the political environment in which the contest will take place.


May 11th, 2010

Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), compiled from U.S. Department of Defense News Releases. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 11, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that former vice president Dick Cheney made it clear he’d rather follow incendiary broadcaster Rush Limbaugh than former Joint Chiefs chairman Colin Powell into political battle over the future of the Republican Party.