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Summary: Psychological assessment of Russian president Vladimir Putin, leadership style implications of Putin’s personality profile, and Russian threat assessment with respect to U.S. national security.

Aug 20th, 2008

On the 37th 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 focused on national security issues, including the increasing sophistication of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan to mount complex, coordinated attacks; the precarious security situation in northern Iraq; and tensions in successor states of the former Soviet Union involving Ukraine, Georgia, and Russia.