Terrorism & War

Terrorism

WHAT IS TERRORISM?

Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion or ransom. Terrorists often use threats to create fear among the public, to try to convince citizens that their government is powerless to prevent terrorism, and to get immediate publicity for their causes.

Last Updated March 9, 2005

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SATURDAY, Feb. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East and Afghanistan may be at risk for lung damage from exposure to dust there, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the composition, mineral content, and bacteria, fungi and virus levels in dust samples collected from... Read More


Talk Therapy May Cut Suicide Rate Among U.S. Soldiers: Study Feb 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy can lead to fewer suicide attempts among at-risk U.S. soldiers, a new study suggests. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of talk therapy designed to stop ineffective and damaging patterns of thinking. Mental illness diagnoses among active-duty... Read More


Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks Feb 9, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some loved ones who care for veterans with brain injuries may be at increased risk for chronic health problems, a new study indicates. "Traumatic brain injuries can result in devastating physical and cognitive [mental] impairments," study co-author Karen Saban, an associate... Read More


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