News You Can Use: 01/26/18

National Security

How Sharp Power Threatens Soft Power, Foreign Affairs

Trump’s nuke strategy will fuel an arms race, say House Democrats, Defense News

Trump’s Red Line on North Korea Gets Fuzzier, Government Executive

Chuck Grassley concerned DOJ, FBI lost ability ‘to do their jobs free from partisan political bias’, Washington Examiner

How U.S. Allies Are Adapting to “America First”, Foreign Affairs

What Comes after War in Syria?, Spiegel Online

Temporary Spending Bill Relieves Intel Agencies From Oversight, Government Executive

The largest non-nuclear bomb in America’s arsenal just got an upgrade, Defense News

Left-of-Launch Missile Defense: ‘You Don’t Want to Have Just One Solution to the Threat’, Defense One

The terrorist A-Team, The Washington Times

The US Navy’s Next Frigate Should Jumpstart a Revitalization of the Defense Industrial Base, Defense One


The next cyber arms race is in artificial intelligence, Fifth Domain

Are Cyber Arms Control Agreements Imminent or Impossible?, Nextgov

Public Health

A ‘universal’ flu vaccine is in the works, Yahoo

After Months In Limbo For Children’s Health Insurance, Huge Relief Over Deal, NPR

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Pledges More Resources For Rural Poverty, Wisconsin Public Radio

Africa Is Suffering A Silent Crisis Of Stroke, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Libya: Deadly Mosque Attack A Violation of Laws of War, Human Rights Watch

U.S. Accuses Syria of New Chemical Weapons Use, The New York Times

One Year In, Senior Trump Officials Highly Selective on Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

Indonesia: New Military Chief Should Tackle Abuses, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Tax Credit Aims To Boost Availability Of Paid Family Leave, But Will It Work?, NPR

Federal Employee Advocates Increasingly Frustrated by Cycle of Stopgap Spending Bills, Government Executive

The Real Cause of the Last Government Shutdown—and the Next One, The Atlantic

Shutdown Affects Quality of Life, Family Readiness Programs, Department of Defense

What Feds Furloughed During the Shutdown Need to Know About Their Back Pay and Leave, Government Executive

How Agency Leaders Can Seize the Opportunity to Reorganize Government, Government Executive

Supreme Court to Hear Case That Could Reshape How Agencies Hire Some Employees, Government Executive

White House wants clearer rules, no caregiver benefits expansion in VA medical overhaul plan, Military Times

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