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Summary: A report by Harvard University fellow Matt Waldman, published by the London School of Economics, asserts that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) not only funds and trains Taliban fighters in Afghanistan but is officially represented on the movement’s leadership council, giving it significant influence over operations. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 13, 2009 Aubrey Immelman featured the daily summary of security developments in Afghanistan, as reported by Reuters.

Sep 17th, 2008

Summary: On the eighth day after losing his 2008 primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman, in line with his focus on national security, reported on a Pakistani military order to fire on U.S. troops crossing the Afghan border for raids into Pakistan; the increasing number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan; the high rate of Afghan civilian casualties; and a spate of bombings and shootings in Iraq.