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Post-Conflict Colombia: Demining The Battlefield

By W. Alejandro Sanchez Nieto and Brittney J. Figueroa. W. Alejandro is an international security analyst. Follow him on Twitter: @W_Alex_Sanchez. Brittney is a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelors degree in Global Studies, and a Minor in Latin American Iberian Studies. 1,464 more words


Ancient Triggers


I know I am not alone. A number of us are being tested at present – in a very specific way: Triggers to past trauma are being activated. 484 more words

Daily Prompt

Precarious Security Situation in Afghanistan Gets Even Worse As Taliban Starts Coordinated Assault on Kunduz -- "Attacked from four directions"

Fighters engaged in battles with government forces in city that was briefly taken by the armed group a year ago.

 Reuters and Al Jazeera… 589 more words

What to Know About the Chelsea Explosion

An explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City injured 29 people Saturday evening in what Mayor Bill de Blasio called an “intentional act.” Authorities found “components indicative of an IED” at the bombing site, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said. 18 more words

International News

Bundy Occupiers Could Have Made Deadly IEDS Using the Explosive Compound Tannerite and Gasoline or with Pressurized Flash 21 and Gasoline at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

IMAGE SOURCE: Screencaps of 5-pound Tannerite explosion on YouTube

IMAGE SOURCE: Screencaps of 5-pound Tannerite explosion on YouTube

IMAGE SOURCE: Screencaps of 5-pound Tannerite explosion on YouTube… 1,728 more words


Haiku Quartet, Dubya's Devise

1. “Bush and Cheney’s wars – have left us a pandemic – of blast injuries”

2. “The blasts of modern – war destroy our complex and – vulnerable brains” 34 more words

When Memories Mix With Free Enterprise

When I was a child, I thought I knew the significance of Memorial Day.

Honoring dead people.

Because Mom was a first-generation American, with parents from Germany, she faithfully carried on the tradition of visiting the grave sites of family who’d passed on. 523 more words