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Historic Presidential Election in Tunisia

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

For the first time, Tunisians have gathered to in an open democratic election this Sunday to choose their head of state.

Participation was reported as over 50 percent. The national vote comes amidst heightened levels of civil unrest and terrorism.

According to Deutchese Welle, there were 11,000 polling stations and tens of thousands of police and troops guarding them against Islamist militants.

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Sweden’s Hunt for Russian Sub in October

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

It was reported that Swedish navy vessels located a Russian submarine in their national waters. Reports and official language has been corrected from emphasizing ‘Russian’ to stressing ‘foreign’ underwater vessel that is hiding or lurking in Swedish waters. Violating a state’s waters is considered a hostile act but there is more going on here that is silent, due to “operational secrecy.”

“We don’t know what it is.

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