News You Can Use: 01/12/18

National Security

The motivation behind Trump’s immigration policy, Brookings

The World According to H.R. McMaster, The Atlantic

US lag in tech, national security race against China could worsen under Trump, Stars and Stripes

Border Agents Are Searching Through More Travelers’ Devices Than Ever, Nextgov

Fearing ‘Breaking Point,’ Border Security Officials Press for More Pay and Manpower, Government Executive

The Pentagon’s Secrecy Is Undermining Its Quest for a Bigger Budget, Defense One

White House Updates Senators on Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, Route Fifty

To help Iran’s protestors, keep the nuclear deal intact, Brookings

The Only Force That Can Beat Climate Change Is the U.S. Army, Foreign Policy

Play of the Day: Trump’s Arms Are Folded and He’s Ready to Deal, Government Executive

Local Coast Guard Helicopter Crews Save Lives During Mudslide Response in Santa Barbara, NBC


The FBI Is Disrupting 10X Fewer Cyber Crime Rings Than In 2015, Nextgov

The next challenge for Navy cyber teams? Keeping skills sharp, Fifth Domain

DoD quietly reorganizes Cyber Command, Fifth Domain

DHS: We Can Vet Election Cyber Systems in All 50 States, Nextgov

How the (Likely) Next NSA/CYBERCOM Chief Wants to Enlist AI, Defense One

Public Health

Desperate Cities Consider ‘Safe Injection’ Sites For Opioid Users, NPR

Trump Signs Order to Improve Mental Health Resources for Transitioning Veterans, Department of Defense

He was 21 and fit. He tried to push through the flu — and it killed him., The Washington Post

Alcohol-Related ER Visits Soar, Especially Among Women, NPR

Trump administration opens door to let states impose Medicaid work requirements, The Washington Post

Secret bitcoin philanthropist backs research of ecstasy as treatment for PTSD, Stars and Stripes

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

China’s War on Poverty Could Hurt the Poor Most, Foreign Policy

Syria: Children Under Attack in Damascus Enclave, Human Rights Watch

In a first, Burmese military admits that soldiers killed Rohingya found in mass grave, The Washington Post

After 16 Years, End Injustice at Guantanamo, Huffington Post

Government & Military Personnel

Data Show Government is Not a Great Place to Work, Government Executive

Experts: VA loan ‘churning’ can hurt vets … and the mortgage market, Military Times

Agencies Aren’t Catching Bad Supervisors Early Enough, Government Executive

New Trump order focused on preventing suicide among new vets, Military Times

Military vs. civilian: Which pays better?, Military Times

The Psychology Behind Performance-Based Bonuses is Total Bunk, Nextgov

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