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Oct 30th, 2009

Summary: On her first official visit to Pakistan, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faced sharp rebukes from Pakistani audiences brimming with resentment toward U.S. foreign policy, including one woman who accused the U.S. of conducting “executions without trial” in aerial drone strikes, equating it to terrorism. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the 12th day of his write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, in line with his focus on national security, Aubrey Immelman reported a suicide bombing attack on the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture targeting foreign advisers in Kabul, the downing of a U.S. helicopter in central Afghanistan, the killing of two U.S. soldiers in northern Afghanistan by a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform, and ongoing violence in Iraq.