Therapy for PTSD More Comfortable and Convenient

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

In San Diego, California, a new treatment of therapy involves videoconferencing to treat Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Journalist Tony Perry of the LA Times calls this “Skype Therapy.”

Army Veteran Moreno Garcia says: “Being in your own living room for sessions, that’s comfortable.” This makes sense, given that many veterans no longer have to go to face-to-face sessions and leave what is familiar and safe.

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A Military Coup in Egypt

By William Tucker

After several days of mass protests, the Egyptian military first floated the idea of a roadmap to political transition, and then decided that President Morsi had to go. Naturally, Morsi was defiant and claimed, rightly so, that he was the democratically elected leader of Egypt and any attempt by the military to remove him from power was nothing short of a military coup.

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Which Types of Terrorists are Likely to Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction?

Brandon Martz
Student Contributor for In Homeland Security

Terrorism exists as an asymmetric threat; terrorists overcome the significant disparity in power resulting from their status as the inferior opponent through unconventional, ever-evolving means.  Terrorists relentlessly probe to discover new and existing vulnerabilities, and counterterrorism professionals must analyze and evaluate a tremendous amount of threats.  One such threat is the possibility of a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) attack. 

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Egyptian Military on the Move

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Egyptian nationalist and Islamist political division has reached a boiling point. Millions of protestors have demanded the resignation, reform or removal of President Mohamed Morsi. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) demanded that Morsi resign or be removed within 48 hours. The deadline has passed.

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Egypt’s Presidency in Ruins

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

One year later, the democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi is threatened into collapse as a result of his massive power grab and broad neglect for a large share of Egyptian citizens. Mass protests in Egypt against President Morsi have now gained the support of the military.

On national television, the chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Colonel General Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi demanded that Morsi respond to protest demands and offer some sort of power-sharing arrangement.

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Al-Qaeda Sought to Benefit from WikiLeaks Documents, Prosecutors

David Dishneau & Pauline Jelinek, The Washington Post
Special to In Homeland Security

Al-Qaeda leaders reveled in WikiLeaks’ publication of reams of classified U.S. documents, urging members to study them before devising ways to attack the United States, according to evidence presented by the prosecution Monday in the court-martial of an Army private who leaked the material.

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