Defendant at UK ‘secret trial’ denies terrorism

LONDON (AP) — The defendant in a semi-secret terrorism trial in Britain has denied plotting any attack.

Prosecutors say Erol Incedal may have been planning indiscriminate Mumbai-style shootings or to attack a “significant” individual. The address of former Prime Minister Tony Blair was found in his car.

Incedal denies preparing a terrorist act and possessing bomb-making instructions.

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DARPA’s Ground-X Vehicle Technology Program

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Whatever comes after military-grade Humvees will be something more akin to the popular video game known as HALO. The early October concept video release of the Ground-X Vehicle Technology Program (The GXV-T Program) shows a futuristic ground vehicle design that has more of a look and feel of a small and fast space rover than an earthbound military vehicle.

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Muslim States Facing Cross-Roads

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Islam in the Near East is passing through a cross-roads point in history. Either it conducts itself in way of peace and good works or it falls prey to the way of mass murder, torture and descends into the dark ages, where groups like the Islamic State or the Taliban control the people’s lives.

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