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Apr 7th, 2011

Summary: Army Gen. Carter Ham, the former U.S. commander of the military mission in Libya, describes the ongoing operation as a stalemate that is more likely to go on now that America has handed control to NATO, adding that the U.S. may consider sending troops into Libya with a possible international ground force that could aid the rebels. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on April 7, 2010, Aubrey Immelman announced a second challenge to incumbent Rep. Michele Bachmann for her U.S. House of Representatives seat in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, on a platform of national security, law and order, fiscal responsibility, and uncompromising opposition to political extremism.

Summary: The U.S. Department of Defense has released the report of its comprehensive review of issues associated with the prospective repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, instituted during the Clinton administration. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on November 30, 2009, Aubrey Immelman provided links, graphics, and video to supplement a report by Michael White of the British newspaper The Guardian, who — pointing to Rep. Michele Bachmann — said what troubled him about the U.S. today is that “public reaction to the Obama presidency is irrational, emotional, and ignorant.”