News You Can Use: 01/13/17

National Security

Trump’s future national security adviser stresses continuity, Military Times

Retired generals warn Trump not to bring back torture for terrorism suspects, The Hill

Trump=trade, and what that might mean for his national security policies, Foreign Policy

Here’s Why Trump’s Intel Bashing Matters, Defense One

What the World Might Look Like in 5 Years, According to US Intelligence, Defense One

The myth of America’s invincible military, The Week

Trump’s DHS Pick Promises Better Morale Through ‘Bottom Up’ Approach, Government Executive

SIGAR: ‘High-Risk List’ Shows Continued Erosion in Afghanistan Reconstruction, Defense News

Spy Agencies Investigating Claims Trump Advisers Worked With Russian Agents, The Wall Street Journal

Trump Acknowledges Russian Hacking, Points To Poor Defenses, Nextgov

Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly: ‘The law will guide me’ on immigration, border security, Military Times

‘We Have a Problem’: John Kerry on Making Policy by Twitter, The Atlantic

Trump wasn’t briefed on Russia allegations: report, The Hill

Senate Staffers To Assess Intel Community’s Russian Hacking Report, Nextgov

Stealing Elections Is All in the Game, Foreign Policy


Cyber Threats to the U.S. Electric Grid Are Real, The National Interest

Is DC’s Subway Ready For A Cyberattack?, Nextgov

Trump’s Cyber-Appeasement Policy Might Encourage More Hacks, The Atlantic

How the Pentagon is shaping cyber tool use, C4ISR Net

Clinton campaign manager compares DNC hack to Watergate, The Hill

Public Health

U.S. states mull contraception coverage as Obamacare repeal looms, Reuters

How Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories about vaccines could harm public health, The Washington Post

Marine families raise concerns their children’s cancers may be linked to South Carolina base, Military Times

Brain activity ‘key in stress link to heart disease’, BBC

Senate opens Obamacare repeal drive with overnight marathon, CNN

Human Right & Humanitarian Efforts

World Report 2017: Demagogues Threaten Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

Syria: The greatest indictment of humanity this century, CNN

Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 – Southern Africa El Niño/La Niña, ReliefWeb

Foresight Africa: Join the conversation on the top priorities for Africa in 2017, Brookings

Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Obama’s Track Record on Federal Pay and Benefits, Government Executive

VA Secretary Robert McDonald’s advice to vets, Military Times

Trump Nominees Can Serve in SES Roles at Agencies as They Await Confirmation, Government Executive

Consumer Bureau, HHS and Labor Top Ratings for Eliminating ‘Bureaucratic Gibberish’, Government Executive

Should DHS Move to Des Moines?, Government Executive

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