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Oct 26th, 2009

Summary: Helicopter crashes have killed 14 Americans in Afghanistan — 11 troops and three drug agents — in the deadliest day for the U.S. mission in Afghanistan in more than four years. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the eighth day of his write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman, in line with his focus on national security, reported that Iraq’s largest Sunni Arab political party suspended all dealings with U.S. civilian and military personnel after U.S. and Iraqi forces carried out a raid in which a senior official of Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi’s Iraqi Islamic Party was killed.