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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.