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Preparing for the Next Terrorist Attack in America

By Dan Foster
Special Contributor to In Homeland Security

Terrorism is a tactic that has survived for thousands of years and seeks to cause fear, panic, and economic damage to a given population in order to exert control or influence political, social, or religious practices through unusual levels of brutality. As technology advances, so too do the tools available to terror organizations and those inspired by them.

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.