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Oct 28th, 2011

Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, compiled from U.S. Department of Defense news releases and iCasualties.org. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on October 28, 2010, Aubrey Immelman provided his weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.


Apr 1st, 2011

Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, compiled from U.S. Department of Defense news releases and iCasualties.org. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on April 1, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that political reporter Pat Kessler, on the March 30, 2010 edition of “Reality Check” on WCCO 4 News at 10, fact-checked four claims Rep. Michele Bachmann made on CBS “Face the Nation” regarding healthcare reform. Kessler’s scorecard: “wrong,” “false,” “out of context,” “not true” (0 for 4 — three strikes and a foul ball).


Dec 17th, 2010

Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, compiled from U.S. Department of Defense news releases and iCasualties.org. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on December 17, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that an Associated Press-GfK poll showed a double-digit jump, to 52 percent, in President Barack Obama’s marks for handling the Afghanistan war after he capped a three-month strategy review by announcing a big troop increase, boosting U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 100,000.


Apr 27th, 2010

Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), compiled from U.S. Department of Defense News Releases. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on April 27, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that Iraq’s prime minister denounced a deadly U.S. raid as a “crime” that violated its security pact with Washington and demanded American commanders hand over those responsible to face possible trial in Iraqi courts.