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Frederick Simpson jokes with actor Tony Sirico at a "Wounded Warriors" lunch event at Walter Reed Medical Center last summer. Simpson's leg was shattered by a bullet in Afghanistan and he was knocked unconscious by a grenade blast.
Wounded troops often spend months in physical therapy to regain strength in their damaged bodies. Now, the military is trying something similar for military personnel with injured brains.
The Department of Defense is using computerized brain training programs to help personnel with traumatic brain injuries.
The approach is intended for people like 1st Lt. Frederick Simpson.
NATO airstrikes struck Moammar Gadhafi's sprawling compound in Tripoli and three other sites early Thursday, hours after the Libyan leader was shown on state TV in his first appearance since his son was killed nearly two weeks ago.
Explosions thundered across the capital and wailing ambulances raced through the city as the last missile exploded.
Government officials and state-run Libyan television said the strikes targeted Bab al-Azaziya, Gadhafi's compound. They did not say which of the compound's buildings were targeted.