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Jan 11th, 2010

Summary: Six NATO service members, including three Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan, making it the deadliest day for the international force in more than two months. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on January 11, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that President George W. Bush in 2008 rejected a plea from Israel to help it raid Iran’s main nuclear complex, opting instead to authorize a new U.S. covert action aimed at sabotaging Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program, according to the New York Times.

Aug 13th, 2009

Summary: One week before the August 20, 2009 presidential and provincial elections in Afghanistan, U.S. Marines surging into southern Afghanistan to protect citizens are meeting with fierce resistance from the Taliban. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the 30th day of his campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination as House of Representatives candidate in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman continued his 100-mile Sixth District Walking Tour, setting out on foot from Salida and proceeding south along Highway 10 to Big Lake, Elk River, Ramsey, and Anoka. ECM Capitol reporter Tim Budig chronicled the day’s events.