News You Can Use: 03/06/18

News You Can Use: 03/06/18

National Security

Talk About Extremists, But Don’t Politicize the Debate, Defense One

After reports of chemical attacks, White House considers new military action against Syrian regime, The Washington Post

Senator James Risch Explains His Warning About ‘Biblical’ Conflict With North Korea, The Atlantic

Expect North Korea to Add Nuclear Coercion to Its Provocation Playbook, Defense One

State Dept. Was Granted $120 Million to Fight Russian Meddling. It Has Spent $0., The New York Times

As Putin touts hypersonic weapons, America prepares its own arsenal. Will it be in time?, Defense News

Putin’s Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Is Bigger Than Trump’s, Foreign Policy

DHS To Put First Responder Tech to the Test, Nextgov

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer, The Atlantic

The future of political warfare: Russia, the West, and the coming age of global digital competition, Brookings

ISIS Looks to Rebound in the Philippines—And Spread, The Cipher Brief

FEMA reportedly misled inspector general in IT audit, Federal Times

Ex-Trump Aide Sam Nunberg Says He Will Refuse Grand Jury Order. Unless He Doesn’t., The New York Times


The threat that’s coming from inside the house, Fifth Domain

On Offer: An Integrated Dashboard for Cyber Warfare, Defense One

CYBERCOM Chief Nominee Plans Recommendation on NSA Split Within Three Months, Nextgov

Danish defense minister: Deterring Russia on the cyber battlefield, Defense News

Germany says ‘acute threat’ of hack averted after detection, The Associated Press

The Race for AI, Defense One

Public Health

When Opioids Make Pain Worse, NPR

Despite push for a universal flu vaccine, the ‘holy grail’ stays out of reach, Stat

Major Medical Associations Feud Over Diabetes Guidelines, NPR

Lassa fever: The killer disease with no vaccine, BBC

As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives, Stat

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

China’s ‘Win-Win’ Resolution Is Anything But, Human Rights Watch

Why Indonesia’s Christian diaspora fears going home, East Asia Forum

Syria war: Aid convoy leaves Eastern Ghouta amid shelling, BBC

Children in Russian Orphanage Allege Rape, Human Rights Watch

US and Russia clash over blame for Syria chemical attacks, The Associated Press

Government & Military Personnel

Veterans with PTSD sue Navy over claims of biased discharges, Stars and Stripes

More military families come forward with deportation fears, Military Times

What happens when political appointees circle the wagons?,

Deadline puts pressure on ‘Dreamers’ who seek to serve in US military, Stars and Stripes

The Things Agency Leaders Have Given Up to Get on the Right Side of Ethics Rules, Government Executive

Trump Administration Plans to Slash Labor Relations Board, Consolidate Power, Government Executive

Military needs a way to honor a different, critical kind of courage, Military Times


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