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Feb 8th, 2011

Summary: Lt. Col. Victor Garcia, deputy commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division deployed in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, says he expects the Taliban to “come back at us hard” in their spring offensive. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on February 8, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that deputy national security adviser John Brennan told NBC’s David Gregory on “Meet the Press” that politicians were using national security to score political points and that he was exasperated with partisan political football over counterterrorism professionals’ handling of failed airline bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.