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Apr 5th, 2009

Summary: North Korea has fired a multistage rocket over Japan, defying Washington, Tokyo, and other world leaders who suspect the launch was cover for a test of its long-range missile technology.

Oct 3rd, 2008

On the 24th day after losing his 2008 primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman, in line with his focus on national security, reported that the U.N. had declared the Pakistani capital of Islamabad unsafe for the children of its international staff, putting the once tranquil city on par with the capitals of Afghanistan and Somalia. He also reported that the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David McKiernan, had called for more troops to stem the deteriorating security situation.