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TALOS: The “Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit”

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

US Navy Admiral William H. “Bill” McRaven, Commander of US Special Operations Command (USSCOM), is joining forces with the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to upgrade the American soldier to the 21st century through Project TALOS.

The TALOS Project seeks to create a type of super soldier that augments US military commandos by increasing their strength, speed, protection, camouflage, self-healing and other technology and computer assisted capabilities.

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.

The Impending Battle of Marja

By William Tucker
Over the last year, U.S. led troops have been conducting operations against the Taliban in Helmand Province, and yet the largest battle in that area appears to be on the Horizon. The city of Marja, located to the east of Helmand’s capital Lashkar Gah, is a Taliban stronghold and also happens to be the center of opium trafficking.

Pilot’s Remains Found in Iraq

The remains of the first American lost in the Gulf War have been found in Iraq, the military said Sunday, a sorrowful resolution of a nearly two-decade old question about the fate of Navy pilot Capt. Michael “Scott” Speicher.
The Pentagon said the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology on Saturday positively identified the remains, buried in the desert and located after officials received new information from an Iraqi citizen about a crash.

Ultimate Staffing Services Uses Staffing Technology to Send Messages to Troops

Tysons Corner, VA – Active military personnel will receive video “thank you” messages due to a revolutionary staffing technology at Ultimate Staffing Services. Ultimate Staffing is a division of Roth Staffing Companies, LP, one of the largest privately-held staffing companies in the United States. The staffing company is inviting the local community to use the proprietary interviewing technology to create an Independence Day e-message thanking a loved one who is currently serving in the Armed Forces.