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Jul 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 July 27, 2009 Aubrey Immelman analyzed the outlook for the 2010 U.S. House of Representatives election in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, surveying the political environment in which the contest will take place.

Jul 25th, 2010

Summary: Two U.S. Navy personnel have gone missing in action in Afghanistan. According to a Taliban spokesman, on sailor was killed in a brief firefight and the other captured. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on July 25, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that Taliban fighters armed with suicide vests and automatic weapons, for the second time in a week, attacked a provincial capital in eastern Afghanistan, triggering hours-long gunbattles that left seven militants dead.