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Summary: The U.S. Department of Defense has released the report of its comprehensive review of issues associated with the prospective repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, instituted during the Clinton administration. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on November 30, 2009, Aubrey Immelman provided links, graphics, and video to supplement a report by Michael White of the British newspaper The Guardian, who — pointing to Rep. Michele Bachmann — said what troubled him about the U.S. today is that “public reaction to the Obama presidency is irrational, emotional, and ignorant.”

May 26th, 2010

Summary: The Department of Defense has alerted the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, to stand by for deployment to Iraq in summer 2011. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 26, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that suicide bombings in Afghanistan’s northern Kapisa province and Iraq’s western Anbar province killed six Americans — three in each theater.