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Oct 15th, 2009

Summary: “The enemy has started a guerrilla war,” Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik said after teams of gunmen launched coordinated attacks on three law enforcement facilities in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore and car bombs hit two other cities, killing 39 people in an escalating wave of anti-government violence. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the 36th day after losing his 2008 primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman reported that the Afghan insurgency had spread beyond traditional Taliban strongholds, with the number of attacks in the country at a six-year high, and recommended Peter Galbraith’s book “Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America’s Enemies.”