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Staff Articles and Blogs


  • Why Ethical Psychologists Play an Important Role in Interrogations (Huffington Post*New*


  • Honoring Civilian Service in Danger Zones by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. (Huffington Post)


  • “It’s important to understand that civilian exposure to life threatening hazards may have long-term mental health effects, and we should be offering support to these people,” Bierman says. (Newswise)*New*

  • As Afghan War Winds Down, Defense Contractors Face Layoffs, Pay Cuts (Stars and Stripes)

  • Al Qaeda Tries, Fails to Kidnap 2 US Embassy Staff in Yemen (CNN World)

  • Swedish Journalist Shot, Killed in Afghanistan as Risks to Media Rise (Stars and Stripes)

  • DynCorp International Recognizes Afghan Ministry of Defense Program Team Members with Chairman's Valor Award (Market Watch)



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