News You Can Use: 01/09/17

National Security

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2017, Foreign Policy

Declassified report says Putin ‘ordered’ effort to undermine faith in U.S. election and help Trump, The Washington Post

Cruz: Assange did ‘enormous damage’ to national security, Washington Examiner

Reforming the National Security Council: What’s Necessary?, Council on Foreign Relations

Trump selects former Sen. Coats for top intelligence post, Military Times

Countering Trump, Bipartisan Voices Strongly Affirm Findings on Russian Hacking, The New York Times

How Trump Can Play Nice With Russia, Without Selling Out America, Foreign Policy

Army wants system to determine a drone’s intent, C4ISR Net

Donald Trump’s Twitter Account Is A Security Disaster Waiting To Happen, BuzzFeed News

How a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem could actually jump-start the peace process, Brookings

Intelligence Chief Sets High Expectations For Next Week’s Hacking Report, Government Executive

Remaking Vacant Lots to Cut Crime, Route Fifty


McCain: Russia Hack Should Spark National Cyber Policy, Defense News

Hope for global cyber norms struggles following Russian hacking allegations, C4ISR Net

Cyber attack may be new reason to call National Guard, The Bismarck Tribune

US Air Force Creates Group to Recruit Cyber Nerds for Weapons Programs, Defense News

Spy agencies: We can’t judge impact of hacking on election, Cyber Scoop

Public Health

U.S. Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach Record Highs, Route Fifty

Defunding Planned Parenthood is an Attack on Women’s Health, Human Rights Watch

Building a better “Cadillac”, Brookings

Gun violence spreads like an infectious disease, new research finds, PBS

We need to provide better mental health treatment in schools. Here’s how to start., The Washington Post

Paying a Medicare Penalty, Government Executive

Human Right & Humanitarian Efforts

Iraq: End Irresponsible Arms Transfers Fuelling Militia War Crimes, Amnesty International

The Growing International Movement Against Killer Robots, Human Rights Watch

U.S., European weapons used to commit war crimes in Iraq: Amnesty, Reuters

Barack Obama’s Shaky Legacy on Human Rights, Foreign Policy

The Isis campaign against Iraq’s Shia Muslims is not politics. It’s genocide, The Guardian

Government & Military Personnel

As Obama leaves office, goal on homeless veterans goes unmet, Military Times

More U.S. troops are being wounded in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon quietly acknowledges, Military Times

The Concerns With The Millennial Takeover Of Government, Nextgov

It’s a New Year—Have You Transformed Yourself Yet?, Government Executive

New Army regulations OK dreadlocks for female soldiers, Military Times

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