News You Can Use: 02/03/17

National Security

Why Trump’s policies will increase terrorism—and why Trump might benefit as a result, Brookings

It’s Time to Create a Megacities Combat Unit, Modern War Institute

Making America’s ICBMs Great Again, Defense One

Papers Offer a Peek at ISIS’ Drones, Lethal and Largely Off-the-Shelf, The New York Times

Report: Intelligence on fight against Islamic State wasn’t falsified, Military Times

Some DHS Employees Are Suspicious of ‘Extreme Vetting’, Government Executive

In deadly Yemen raid, a lesson for Trump’s national security team, The Washington Post

How to Reform Transatlantic Counter-Terrorism, War on the Rocks

Trump’s First Counterterrorism Operations and the Prior Interagency Review Process, Just Security

Donald Trump’s National Security Council reorganization copies previous GOP president, The Washington Times

Steve Bannon and the National Security Council: What we can learn from his Navy career, Navy Times

Trump’s Grand Strategic Train Wreck, Foreign Policy

UN Security Council to Meet on Iran Missile Test, Voice of America

Mattis Heads to Asia on Trump Administration’s First Overseas Trip, The Wall Street Journal


Trump to sign executive action on cybersecurity, The Hill

Trump: Agency Heads ‘Totally Accountable’ for Modernization, Cybersecurity, Nextgov

GSA IT gaps leaked personal information, OIG says, Federal Times

US Naval Academy Trains Future Cyber Warriors, Fifth Domain Cyber

GAO Sees Room for Improvement in DHS’ Cyber Ops Center, Nextgov

Russia accuses cybersecurity experts of treasonous links to CIA, The Guardian

Public Health

Americans Brace for the End of the Affordable Care Act, Human Rights Watch

VA is studying gut bacteria in PTSD, TBI patients following success in mice, Military Times

Replacing Obamacare needs to be done incrementally, Brookings

Neil Gorsuch wrote the book on assisted suicide. Here’s what he said., The Washington Post

New book provides blueprint for restoring Veterans Affairs healthcare delivery system, Sonoran News

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Abusive Philippine ‘Drug War’ Gets Military Reinforcements, Human Rights Watch

If You Don’t Want Child Brides In Bangladesh, Don’t Accept Them In Britain Either, The Huffington Post

Was Trump’s Muslim Ban Intentionally Malevolent or Merely Incompetent, Foreign Policy

U.S. military probing more possible civilian deaths in Yemen raid, Reuters

Government & Military Personnel

What percentage of federal workers are veterans?, Military Times

White House: Trump will enforce LGBTQ workplace protections, The Hill

Troops can now sign up to learn more about the military’s new blended retirement system, Military Review

Bill Would Give Federal Employees a 3.2 Percent Pay Raise in 2018, Government Executive

Resistance from within: Federal workers push back against Trump, The Washington Post

Internal Promotions, Postal Service and CIA Among Trump’s Hiring Freeze Exemptions, Government Executive

Defense Spells Out Broad Swath of Civilians Exempt From Hiring Freeze, Government Executive

Trump’s pick to lead VA isn’t a veteran. Does that matter?, Military Times

A Manager’s Guide to the New Administration, Government Executive

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